Charitable Trust Fund
Charitable trust fund
The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund Registered Charity Number : 288157 Mission Statement The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is for the relief of poverty, education, research and assistance to those causes primarily having a direct connection with the objectives of the Company, as directed in the Trust Deed and in accordance with its Policy of Giving.
Beer for the Boys
This has been a favoured charity of the Fuellers' since it was founded in 2007 by 216 Squadron who are based in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. 216 is the refuelling squadron of the RAF which is affiliated to the Fuellers' Company. A major part of 216 Squadron is to transport troops to and from conflict zones. This includes getting home those who have been wounded and those exhausted at the end of a gruelling tour of duty. The aim of Beer for the Boys is to raise enough money each year to support the costs of a well-deserved free can of beer for all service personnel flying home which is served to them on board a 216 flights as soon as the aircraft is out of the conflict airspace and the troops can sit back, take off their body armour and then enjoy their cold can of beer. What a marvellous way for the Fuellers through our Charitable Trust Fund to say a tremendous thank you to these heroes and to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. This is just one of a number of good causes supported by our Charitable Trust Fund. Buy a tired Hero a beer click here.
British Red Cross - Jail & Bail
On May 28th 2012 our Master Stuart Goldsmith was thrown into the Tower of London and the Fuellers Company set the task of raising a substantial bail to release him. The funds raised to be split between the British Red Cross and The Fuellers Charitable Trust fund (CTF).
The Trustees are pleased to report that due to the generosity of members of the Company the bail was raised and donated to the British Red Cross with the balance being for the Fuellers CTF. In turn our Master was released and allowed to continue with his Masters Weekend and enjoy the Royal Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Many thanks to all who joined in the fun and donated.
DONATION - 2,700.00 GBP incl. Gift Aid
TS Rebel (Cadet Group)
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Stockwell Park School
The Worshipful Company of Fuellers has built up a working relationship with Stockwell Park High School over a number of years. This has involved the development of a Cadet Force, as well as prizes for student achievements. The School has flourished under the Headmistress, Judette Tapper CBE, and has shown steady improvements in academic success as well as several extra-curricular programmes to encourage students to aim for success in their careers once they leave Stockwell Park.
The Fuellers have arranged talks from esteemed Liverymen, as well as visits to various sites, to broaden the students’ perspectives, and encourage them to undertake new challenges. The School has taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, and there is an active Scouts group forming.
The Fuellers continue to work with Stockwell Park High School to find new ways of cooperating, and finding the best solutions by which we can assist in the development of students at this thriving Inner City London School.
Charity Prize Winners
Each year the Charitable Trust presents prizes to a number of individuals who have excelled in their work, service and studies.
- This year the winners were:
- - Mrs Sarah Parker - City University
- - Miss Josephine Hutton - Defence Fuels & Food Group
- - WO1 (AEM) David Pottle - HMS Sultan
- - Sgt Clyde Whyte - RAF
- - 2nd Officer Ian Johnston MBE - Royal Fleet Auxiliary
The citations and pictures of the presentation of these awards can be found in issue 39 of The Fueller.
A PDF copy of the Fueller is also in the Fueller Section of this website.
Swansea Valley Miners' Appeal
The Trustees donated 2,000 GBP to the Swansea Valley Miners' Appeal Fund set up for the families of the miners tragically lost in the Gleision Colliery disaster.
Members of the Fuellers Company Trustees send their sincere condolences to the families of those lost and hope our donation to their appeal will help in some small way.
Policy of Giving
The Trustees of The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund and the Clerk of the Company shall be guided by this Policy of Giving providing such guidelines remain within the scope of the Trust Deed.
The aim for the Trustees is to donate in any financial year at least two third's of the previous year's Net Incoming Resources. Should the value of the Fund fall below a prescribed value, then the Trustees shall decide at the start of the financial year the amount of Fund they would be able to donate.
Where possible, positive responses shall be made to those charitable requests where the donation may make a significant impact. Preference shall be given to small and medium size charitable organisations.
Where possible, special consideration shall be given to appeals where the name of the Company can be clearly linked with the donation.
Working within the restrictions of Clause 2 of the Trust Deed, special consideration shall be given to appeals that fall into the following categories:-
- - Relief of poverty and hardship especially relating to Members of the Company and then to members of the energy industries.
- - Advancement of education by the grant of scholarships, prizes and sponsor research, especially within the energy industries.
- - City of London appeals
- - Arts charities related to the energy industries
- - Special appeals from military affiliates
- - Suitable appeals from youth organisations, especially those having relevance to the energy industries
- - There shall be a list of standing donations, which shall be reviewed by the Trustees annually.
- - The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund is run by up to a maximum of eight Managing Trustees and other co-opted members of the Livery
- Mr. Michael Husband - Past Master - Chairman
- Mr. John Bainbridge FCA - Past Master
- Mr. Nigel Draffin - Past Master
- Mr. Stuart Goldsmith - Master
- Mrs. Janet Harrison – Court Assistant
- Mr. James VG Hill - Court Assistant
- Mr. Russel Warburton FCA - Court Assistant and Hon Treasurer
- Mr. Dennis Woods - Junior Warden
Advisory Pane l
- Mr. Shravan Joshi – Court Assistant
- Mr. Brian Lott OBE – Court Assistant
Our Patrona ge
Recipients currently receiving support from The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund include:
If any person or organisation wishes to apply for funds, and they feel that their cause is within the scope of the Policy of Giving, they should apply to:-
The Fuellers Charitable Trust Fund