How the charity works

The Trust's mission is to support and encourage those working for people who live in disadvantaged areas on low incomes and lacking opportunity. A fundamental aim is to encourage all to achieve their potential.To be able to see the power in others.

This happened in Kenya. A level playing field was created as a result of The Chaffinch Trust. The Management Team encouraged many to take part in building a sports ground for The Jacaranda School for disabled and disadvantaged children in Nairobi.

Starehe Boys Centre was heavily involved as were ATA Constuction, who provided the machinery to create the playing field and Gemineye Construction helped with equipment for the project. Kuku Foods (K) gave KFC lunches for all participating in the work and Gossamer Crossings (EA) and Mrs B.J. Belcher gave funds in order for the project to happen.

The charity Give Them a Sporting Chance was involved as were The Nairobi Rotary Club, The Rotary Club of Nairobi-Langata, students from The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, The Balcraig Foundation, The Robertson Group as well as encouragement from the IFRC+RC and Save the Children. A wealth of people and organisations joined together to make this outstanding project happen.

Individuals and groups approach The Chaffinch Trust with projects that will benefit from collaboration. The Trust facilitates partnerships to ensure that, by working together, the project can achieve its aims. The Management Team strives to bring existing organisations and micro-financers around the table in order that even more can be achieved. In doing so, the Trust enables savings in costs, time and manpower so that those less fortunate have the opportunity to prosper.

Our initial work in Britain has included partnerships with Swinfen Telemedicine,Save the Children, Rotary International, state and independent schools, Opportunity International, sports clubs, law firms as well as numerous individuals and specialist groups.

The commitment of the Chaffinch Trust is over an extended period of time in order to ensure continuity and sustainability. The Trust is run by volunteers. There are no paid workers.

The Charity is run by a Management Team and Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal is Guardian of the vision and the work;encouraging charities to complement each other in order to achieve even more.

Ben Goss OBE Chairman and Founder

Suzy Belcher

John Campbell

Andrew Cowderoy

Sheona Gordon

Karima Hirji

Jane Reynolds

Peter Renshaw

Malcolm Rust

Charlie Thornton

Elspeth Wilson

and a group of Advisors and Ambassadors

Graeme Archibald

Dr Matthew Barks

Katelyn Bell

Derek Bedford

Val Burrus

Fraser Edgar

Deborah Eleazer

Nathasha Dangerfield

Bill Duncan

Alasdair Gordon Gibson

Jamie Green

Alan Hart

Graham Hadley

David Hoy

Fiona Johnston

Patrick Kelly

Tim Knatchbull

Andrew Maclachlan

Alexander Matheou

Charlie Mayo

Chris McGill

James McLeman

David Murray

Josie Middleton

Joel O'Brien

Rob Parker

Assad Rasul

Isabelle Reid

Chris Reynolds

Mark Richards

Bill Robertson

Sarah Rollo

Henry Shackleton

Chris Thornton

Anne Wadsworth OBE

Brian Wadsworth

John Welsh

The registered charity address of 'The Chaffinch Trust' is The Steadings,Milton Brae,Milton Duff,Moray IV30 8TL,Scotland

'The Chaffinch Trust' is a registered charity in Scotland, (SCO 43561) and a company limited by guarantee, (SC 436510)

All the legal work of the Charity has been given by the law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn and one of their partners and head of the charity team at Shepherd and Wedderburn, Malcolm Rust, is one of the Management Team . 

Ben@chaffinchtrust.com, The Chaffinch Trust, The Steadings, Milton Brae, Milton Duff, IV30 8TL
Charity number: SCO 43561

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