The Foundation aims to raise awareness of Samuel Ryder’s broader achievements in business, horticulture, public service, philanthropy and sport, to celebrate his character and his principles. Its main objective is to raise money to erect a statue of Samuel Ryder in the heart of St Albans where he spent his entire adult life.
The Foundation has already actively participated in the design of The Samuel Ryder Trail in St Albans, England. This was launched on 3rd June 2010 at the Comfort Hotel, St Albans (now called the Samuel Ryder Hotel and was the former head office of Ryder & Sons). We were delighted that descendents of Samuel Ryder came including granddaughter Mary Moore. The Mayor of St Albans gave a speech along with Councillors and other supporters. See photographs.
Members of the Foundation have ensured that Samuel's previously neglected grave is now professionally tended.