Members, friends and guests at this year’s Harvest Lunch will be asked to help “fill the chairman’s boots” to raise money for the Guild’s Charitable Trust.
The trust provides financial assistance and assurance to members, former members of the BGAJ and their dependents who find themselves in hardship or in need of help.
Support ranges from funding respite care and help following job loss, to assistance with physiotherapy and providing hospital transport.
The trust’s work is possible only because of the financial support it receives from members – and the Harvest Lunch usually features a fund-raising charity raffle.
Taking place in London on Thursday, 11 October, this year’s Harvest Lunch will see a break in tradition.
Despite the generosity of a number of prize donors, the rising cost of running the raffle has marginalised its contribution.
Instead of a raffle, this year’s lunch at Painter’s Hall will see the chairman’s boots passed around for diners to fill with cash or cheques.
The Harvest Lunch is usually the trust’s biggest single source of revenue and we depend on it to continue to be able to provide funds to help members and their families in need.
We appreciate that not all Guild members or their friends can attend the Harvest celebrations – but would still like to help fill the chairman’s boots.
If you would like to help, please send a cheque (payable to the BGAJ Charitable Trust) by 10 October to Diane Montague, Chatham House, 115 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3AH.
All contributions will be gratefully received and will help to make a huge difference to those in need of a helping hand.