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British Guild of Agricultural Journalists Charitable Trust

The Guild’s Charitable Trust provides vital support to members, former members and their dependents during times of need.

An independent charity founded by a group of professional journalists over 25 years ago, it helps those who may have fallen upon hard times or in poor health, offering support such as:

  • Essential household and utility bills
  • Funds to purchase essential equipment
  • Financial help for retraining or education
  • Hospital transport costs and physiotherapy sessions
  • Top-up nursing home fees and respite care

Just as vital, the Trust keeps in touch with retired colleagues, providing help and reassurance where needed to members and their families.

Any communication with the trust is treated in the strictest confidence, so if you or someone you know has fallen on hard times or needs support, contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson or Trust chairman Stephen Howe (Tel: 01342 893018 or 07802 548552).

Support the Trust

The Charitable Trust can only operate through the kind donations it receives from members and friends of the Guild each year, as well as interest it earns on its assets.

There are many ways you can help the trust, including fundraising activities include the Trust’s annual raffle, its 200 Club, auctions and sponsored walks or rides. You can also help by setting up a legacy or suggesting a new fundraising activity.

Fund raising and sponsorship

The Charitable Trust’s original 1993 start-up sum of £3000 has grown considerably over the years thanks to the fund-raising efforts of members, friends and colleagues. The late Peter Bullen, Guild Chairman 1993-94, who originally conceived the idea of the Trust, ran the London Marathon six times, while former Trust committee chairman Arthur Anderson (pictured) undertook a 180-mile sponsored walk from the Thames Barrier to the source of the Thames.