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)
Roger Carter (Deputy)
The First Warden
Trade Committe Chairman
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 2018 is “Headway Essex”. The Headway Centre in Colchester, provides the rehabilitation care for survivors of brain injuries. Some of the most common experiences which follow brain injury are, lack of sight, personality changes, inappropriate behaviour, lack of initiative, and other major traumas.
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.