The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers manages its own Charitable Trust, which is the vehicle for the Company’s charitable donations. Liverymen are encouraged to benefit this Charity by making donations and to consider the Company by leaving a legacy in their will.
Careful stewardship of The Company finances has resulted in our ability to support many charities throughout the UK including many Armed Service charities.
The members of the Charity, Fundraising and Events Committee are:
Brian Turner (Chairman)
The First Warden
Liverymen with any questions or queries on charity matters are invited to contact the Clerk or Chairman or any member of the Committee, all of whose contact details are published in the Livery List.
The Master's chosen charity for the year 2017 is Tilehouse Counselling, based in Hitchin, who provide professional counselling for young people in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. This service is offered to any young person between the age of 13 to 19 who is in need of support. The Mistress is a patron.
The Royal School of Needlework located at Hampton Court Palace receives two annual bursaries and there is a prize for the best apprentice work each year in gold and silver wire.
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama located at the Barbican Centre within the City. The Company gives an annual bursary to a post-graduate opera singer.
St Paul's Cathedral. The Company gives an annual bursary to support a chorister.
The Lord Mayor's Charity
Service related charities in connection with Company's tri Service and Cadet affiliations
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Sheriffs and Recorders Fund
Prizes to the Royal Ballet School and a number of City of London schools.
plus other City charities, selected by the Committee and approved by the Court.