The Guild Charitable Trust was established to help and support Members, as well as their families, when facing financial, health or other difficulties.
The Trustees provide practical and moral support on a strictly confidential basis and manage a capital fund to generate interest that can be used to buy services, specialist equipment or help pay utility and other essential bills.
Members and Friends of the Guild can make a valuable contribution to the fund in a number of ways:
200 Club Purchase one or more £10 annual shares in the 200 Club, which pays out cash prizes twice a year - to subscribe by Standing Order, click here.
Prize Draw Buy the prize draw tickets issued ahead of the annual Harvest Lunch in October - and also sell them to friends and work colleagues.
Fund-raising Organise an individual fund-raising event or initiative - in past years, Members have competed in the London Marathon, walked the length of the River Thames and organised a Burns Night supper.
Legacy Make provision in a Will to donate a sum to the Charitable Trust.
"None of us know what’s round the next corner," says the chairman of Trustees, Stephen Howe. "Illness, accident or redundancy can turn lives upside down and the Trust is there to offer help should any Guild member be facing a major crisis in his or her life."
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If you are in the midst of a personal crisis, please contact the Trust chairman or one of the Trustees listed below (contact details for Guild member trustees are in the Year Book and this website's Farming Media Centre.
And remember, all cases are kept strictly confidential.
Trustee members of the Guild: Stephen Howe (Chairman), Diane Montague (Treasurer), Nick Bond, Grieve Carson, Denis Chamberlain, Anthony Collier, Max Reader, Wendy Ryder. Independent Trustees: Tessa Bevin, Jeremy Coleclough.
Chairman - Stephen Howe
Surrey RH9 8JH
Tel: 01342 893018