Charity

The Guild of Freemen of the City of London's Charity

(formerly The Guild of Freemen Benevolent Fund)

True to the Guild founders' early objectives, we maintain and administer a charity which was established to assist our members and their families and to support charitable work and activities which are related to the City and its surrounds. We also provide substantial support to schools associated with the City; and pupils of the City of London Freemen's School, Christ's Hospital and other City schools benefit regularly from educational grants and prizes.

In addition, every year the Guild supports other fund-raising organisations with which we share a common purpose. Here is a list of the donations made in recent years as well as the results of the Centenary Appeal.

If you wish to support the Guild's charity there are several ways to make a donation.
We are happy to receive single or regular donations to the Guild’s Charity. 

Donations to the Guild's Charity qualify for Gift Aid (currently an addition of 25% tax releif) and this can be claimed on your donations simply by completing and returning a Gift Aid Declaration

Ways to Donate

 

Credit or Debit Card

  • You can donate online by clicking the link below. If you are a taxpayer you can gift aid your donation. 
  • You can make one off or regular donations
  • Please click here to make a donation online
 
 

Our Members

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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Published - Wednesday 6th October 2021

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Master's Holiday to Malta

Published - Sunday 3rd October 2021

Thank you to the Master for arranging such an interesting schedule for the Guild holiday in Malta.

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Guild members installed as Sheriffs

Published - Tuesday 28th September 2021

Guild of Freemen members Aldermen Alison Gowman and Nicholas Lyons were installed as Sheriffs in the Guildhall witnessed at the Admissions Ceremony and afterwards......continue reading

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