Weʼve raised £630 to support the The Gun & Allied Trades Benevolent Society
- London, UK
- Funded on Friday, 24th August 2018
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In 1926, the Directors of two leading British gunmakers decided to put in place a fund to help support members of the trade and their dependents who found themselves unable to work or in financial hardship. The Gun and Allied Trades Benevolent Society was formed, as a charity, to manage the fund and dispense support to those who needed it. The beneficiaries included gunsmiths who had been injured in the First World War, others who were incapacitated through illness or accident and some who were financially destitute following retirement.
Today, the Society supports a number of beneficiaries, both on a long and short term basis. Some are suffering from acute financial hardship and some from temporary incapacity.
The Committee which manages the Society is entirely made up of volunteers and all other expenses are kept to a minimum, so almost all income is directed to where it is needed. The Society has benefited from generous donations from benefactors in the past, but in these days of historically low interest rates and dividends it has seen the income from its investments significantly reduced, and it depends more than ever on regular donations.
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Mary Simon Bertie and Freddie
Aug 21, 2018
What a wonderful weekend - thankyou so much for sharing it with us all - hope your having a fabulous honeymoon and family moon 😊 xxx
Aug 10, 2018
We are really looking forward to joining you tomorrow to celebrate your marriage. Love Sarah and Paul Whiddett x
Aug 9, 2018
Thank you both for sharing your special day with us. Lots of loveRachel and Gio xxx
Aug 9, 2018
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Lucy & Christopher
Aug 7, 2018
Looking forward to celebrating your wedding with you both. Lucy & Christopher xx
Aug 5, 2018
We wish you a very happy marriage with lots of love Jo and Peter
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Jul 23, 2018
Wishing you both a long & blissful married life xx
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