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Rubix VT supports charity Together Co with telecoms and volunteers

Lonely and socially isolated people will now be better connected, thanks to Rubix VT, a leading independent telecoms provider based in Brighton. The business stepped up to help beat social isolation by extending a helping hand to Brighton and Hove loneliness charity Together Co with telecoms and volunteers.

With a passion for helping others, Rubix VT has allocated free telecoms services to 20 users at Together Co, a contribution valued at £10,500. This initiative will significantly bolster the charity’s befriending and social prescribing services, which offer crucial advice and support to people facing loneliness and social isolation.

Team members from Rubix VT have also volunteered to become Telephone Befriending Volunteers for people supported by Together Co. After undergoing comprehensive training, five employees are now poised to provide regular companionship and support through weekly phone calls to those in need.

Nick Poyner, managing director of Rubix VT, said: “Rubix VT’s telecoms services align perfectly with Together Co’s mission to ‘create connections’ and combat loneliness, so we’re especially proud to play a part. “It means a lot to our team to have an opportunity to volunteer and collaborate with Together Co and help people who are struggling. “Helping people and giving back is a core part of Rubix VT and it’s wonderful to know that thanks to our team, we will be brightening up someone’s day.”

Emily Daniel, head of insight and involvement at Together Co, said: “The smooth changeover allowed us to continue connecting with people using Together Co’s services, which was particularly important as many of the people we support do not have access to the internet or email. “Rubix VT are genuinely passionate about our mission as a charity, and their dedication is reflected in their proactive efforts to ensure our telecommunications solutions are perfectly aligned with our needs. “What’s also been lovely is that many of their staff have signed up to be involved with Together Co as volunteers. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Together Co received a new telecoms system tailored to its specific needs and integrated with existing systems, which have already helped to speed up internal processes and made the charity operate more efficiently. Rubix VT also provided the charity with training and ongoing support to ensure staff could use the new system easily, minimising disruption during the transition period.

For more information please visit: https://www.rubixvt.com/

Children with Cancer UK sponsors garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024

Leading childhood cancer charity, Children with Cancer UK, is exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, as it sponsors aspiring garden designer Thomas Clarke.

The Raines Repurposed Balcony Garden, sponsored by Children with Cancer UK, is designed by young gardener Thomas Clarke, from North Yorkshire, and will be exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 21 to 25 May 2024.

Thomas is working in partnership with Children with Cancer UK as the garden designer for Raines Retreat in Yorkshire, a brand-new retreat the charity is creating for families affected by childhood cancer.

Thomas’ garden design at RHS Chelsea is inspired by Raines Retreat, and aims to create a space that allows young cancer patients and their families to reconnect, immerse themselves in nature, and enjoy a moment of rest and calm during their cancer journey.

Sustainability is at the heart of Thomas’ design and he took inspiration from local materials, repurposing those that would otherwise have gone to waste. 80% of his garden design consists of materials from the original Raines Farm, as a celebration of the retreat’s origins.

Amar Naher at Children with Cancer UK, said:

“We are incredibly proud to sponsor Thomas Clarke at RHS Chelsea, as he unveils his debut garden at the show. Inspired by those affected by cancer, the garden is designed to offer a moment of peace and reflection for young cancer patients and their families. It’s also a glimpse of the environment we’re creating at Raines Retreat, which we’re excited to reveal more about soon.

“Thomas is such a young and exciting design talent and he has created a truly unique sanctuary where patient families can enjoy a safe and calming space, immersed in nature. Following its debut at RHS Chelsea, we’re so pleased that this special garden will return to Raines Retreat where it will be enjoyed by families once the retreat opens.”

Thomas Clarke trained at The Inchbald School of Design in Garden Design and shortly after received a Silver medal for Young Designer at the 2022 RHS Tatton Park Show, for his garden ‘Paradise Found’. He said:

“RHS Chelsea is such a prestigious event and it has always been a professional aspiration to exhibit there. The exposure for any aspiring designer is immense and it also provides a great platform to highlight the important work of Children with Cancer UK. It’s my personal aim to create sustainable spaces where people can connect with each other and nature, and I hope this garden provides a haven for young cancer patients and their loved ones.”

Amar Naher at Children with Cancer UK added:

“We hope that this special collaboration helps to raise awareness of childhood cancer, and the challenges that patient families must face every day. As a charity, it’s our mission to fund vital scientific research into the causes of cancer, support families and increase understanding. We hope that visitors to the garden will be motivated to donate or fundraise, as every pound raised makes a huge difference in supporting our ongoing work.”

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity working towards a world where every child survives cancer.

Survival rates for children’s cancers are improving. Fifty years ago, three-quarters of children diagnosed with cancer died; today more than 8 in 10 children diagnosed with cancer in the UK survive. However, with around 4,200 new cases each year in the UK, it is still one of the leading causes of death for children and young people.

The Raines Retreat from Children with Cancer UK is currently in development and further announcements will be made later this year.

For more information, visit www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk.

Yorkshire children’s charity Candlelighters: one of top three charities in UK for Governance Award.

Candlelighters, a charity supporting children with cancer and their families in Yorkshire, has been shortlisted as one of the top three charities in the UK for the ‘People in Governance’ national award in the Charity Governance Awards.

Annually, over 150 children in Yorkshire are diagnosed with cancer. When a child is diagnosed, lives are turned upside down instantly: not just for the child but the entire family. Candlelighters has provided support for children and families for nearly 50 years, as well as investing in childhood cancer research.

This award is for charities that can demonstrate how all aspects of their Board’s work have supported outstanding results in delivering the charity’s mission and objectives. Candlelighters is passionate about high standards of governance and their values are key to the charity recently becoming an accredited ‘Great Place to Work’ with a 97% average score. Strong governance is vital to ensure a charity is well run, and to give businesses and supporters confidence to invest in a charity.

 

Candlelighters ensures a rich variety of board talent and experience to achieve the objectives of the charity, requiring a balance of clinical staff who are medical experts, family members who have been affected by childhood cancer, and other experts to fill any skills gap. Recently, two past patients, Rohan Randhawa and Mathew Bower, who had both been supported by Candlelighters when they were diagnosed with cancer as children, have joined the Candlelighters Board to offer their insight on how a childhood cancer diagnosis affects a family.

 

Emily Wragg, CEO of Candlelighters, says, “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the People in Governance Award. To put it simply, Candlelighters would not be where it is today without its incredible board leadership. The board has grown the charity from five people in a room ten years ago to 35 employees with four premises.  This not only ensures that families in Yorkshire face childhood cancer with a high level of support, but that we are making a difference across the UK and globally with our investment in research.

“Our Board are also hugely active in supporting the charity; with one of our Trustees even taking part in pink custard dunking as part of our “Pink It Up” fundraising week!”

 

How Candlelighters helps families

Last year, Candlelighters funded 1,062 stays near the hospital for families with children on treatment, providing security and keeping families together.

Last year, Candlelighters funded 384 talking therapy appointments, working with both children and adults to ease psychological concerns and develop coping strategies.

Last year, Candlelighters had 296 attendances at 30 of their support groups, including Sibling Groups and Bereaved Mums Groups.

 

Learn more about what Candlelighters do, and how you can make a difference for children:   https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/howyoucanhelp/

Holt Recruitment Conquer ZigZag to Everest Challenge and Raise over £7,000 for Home-Start Wessex

Holt Recruitment, based in Bournemouth, took on an epic fundraising challenge this May. Using Bournemouth zigzags, they decided to scale Mouth Everest in a day, walking 8,849 metres to the ‘summit’, in aid of Home-Start Wessex, a charity that does incredible work to support local families in need.

Every year, the team at Holt Recruitment pushes their limits for a great cause. They have completed a 24-hour marathon, rowed around Britain and cycled the Tour de France. This year, they went bigger than ever before. The team embarked on their ascent to the summit of Everest at 8 a.m., and by 2 p.m., every team member had conquered yet another monumental Holt Challenge. Even Harry Redknapp sent a message of support, wishing the team the very best for their charity walk.

Owner Stuart Holt said, “We Did It! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve completed our yearly charity challenge and raised a total of £7,230 for the incredible charity Home-Start Wessex.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us along the way, from generous donations to those who joined us on the day to cheer us on. For some of the team, it was the hardest thing they have ever done, going up and down the zigzags over fifty times. It was difficult, but I am incredibly proud of the team for persevering. The support we received made all the difference.

Together, we’ve made a real impact in supporting families and children in need through Home-Start Wessex. Everyone’s contributions will go a long way in making a positive difference in our community. Despite some very sore legs and tired bodies, we’re overjoyed with our achievement and deeply honoured to have rallied support for this remarkable charity.”

Loughborough tech consultant helping children to read

A tech consultant from Loughborough has used the benefits package at the company she works for to help support a number of local charities.

Becky Henson works at Synergy Learning, a tech company headquartered in Belfast, and has been volunteering with a number of charitable organisations during Global Volunteering Month.

Announced at the start of 2024, Synergy Learning offers the Giving Back programme, 15 hours of paid volunteering time to employees every year. With the new perk, the Synergy Learning team can support schools and charitable organisations in their communities. This encourages the team to support causes they are passionate about, and is also augmented by a subscription to the OnHand Volunteering app which matches volunteers with good causes across the UK

Following Global Volunteering Month, employees at Synergy Learning have taken the opportunity to support initiatives and activities that hold a special place in their hearts. Becky has been volunteering for over two years and is now using her volunteering hours to show more support.

 

Through the Synergy Learning Volunteering Hours Programme, Becky has had the opportunity to volunteer for charities such as The Compassionate Friends, Homeless Outreach and a local primary school in Becky’s area.

Becky joined Synergy Learning in June 2022 as an Implementation Consultant after she had a look at the company’s LinkedIn page and thought she would fit in well with the team. She said:

 

“In my first week at Synergy Learning, I remember feeling like I found my people. Two years down the line, I realised I really have found my people. Everyone cares about each other, and we can all have a laugh. The benefits are great too. Not just the financial benefits, but also in terms of wellbeing support too.”

 

With the backing of Synergy Learning’s volunteering hours, Becky is currently volunteering at her son’s primary school in Loughborough. Speaking on the experience, Becky said:

“A local school in my area has recently launched a scheme to support pupils who are struggling with their reading. Because of the volunteering hours at Synergy Learning, I can support the school with visits to read with the children and watch them progress to the next reading levels.

“I’m so passionate about this scheme. I have been given the opportunity to have an impact on the education of our young people. In the short time that I’ve been volunteering with the children, a lot of them have progressed to the next reading level and their improvement means so much to me.”

 

Becky also volunteers for The Compassionate Friend after seeking support from the charity when her sister passed away in 2015. She said:

“I sought help from The Compassionate Friend which offers peer to peer support with sibling bereavement, and I now volunteer for that charity as a facilitator. They support bereaved grandparents, parents and siblings. Just knowing I can be there for other siblings has such a big impact and it can really help people with their grief.”

 

When asked what initiatives she would like to take part in the future, Becky said:

“In the future, I would love to get involved with a charity or set up a charity that supports cardiac risk in the young. If my sister had a similar support system or had an ECG she would have been saved and if I could save one person, it would make such a difference.”

 

Synergy Learning Head of People, Performance and Culture Tory Kerley said:

“Synergy Learning’s Giving Back programme is something we’ve been focused on for years through charity partnerships, so we have been delighted to add this new initiative to really support connection with what matters most to the team. With the new benefit of volunteering hours, we can encourage them to support their local communities, wherever they live, or causes that they are passionate about at a time that works best for them.”

“Not only has Becky made a fantastic professional impact since joining our team in 2022, but she has made a massive contribution to our Giving Back programme through her enthusiastic use of volunteering hours.  We are really proud of the work she has already done with Compassionate Friends and for pupils in Loughborough”

 

To find out more about current opportunities available, visit their website.

Synergy Learning is one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses and is recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Tech Companies. Synergy Learning works for a wide range of local and global organisations, including the World Trade Organisation and Hyundai Motor Europe, and is headquartered at the Catalyst Innovation Centre in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

South London family supports Children with Cancer UK following son’s diagnosis

A family from South London is supporting leading childhood cancer charity, Children with Cancer UK, to help raise awareness following son Stanley’s cancer diagnosis.

Stanley Thompson, from Welling, London, was diagnosed with low-risk neuroblastoma,  a type of cancer that develops in early nerve cells, in December 2022, when he was just one-year-old.

One week before his first birthday, Stanley’s parents, Victoria and Bryan, noticed that Stanley was showing signs of mobility issues. After being advised that it could be a viral infection and his mobility continued to decline, Victoria and Bryan took Stanley to the hospital where he spent first birthday having tests.

An MRI detected a tumour on Stanley’s spine and within 12 hours, Stanley underwent surgery to relieve some of the pressure on his spine and was diagnosed with low-risk neuroblastoma.

Victoria comments: “You never believe any child, let alone your child, will be diagnosed with cancer. Our whole world was turned upside down when we heard that our little boy had been diagnosed with cancer just one day after his first birthday. Stanley’s diagnosis all happened so quickly, which has been incredibly hard to process, but for somebody so little, he has shown more strength and resilience than any person we know.”

Neuroblastoma is a cancer which develops from nerve cells, called neural crest cells, which are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. It mostly affects babies and children under the age of five, and around 100 children per year are diagnosed in the UK.

After four intense rounds of chemotherapy and additional surgery to have his central line removed, Stanley rang the end of treatment bell in June 2023 Stanley will continue to have MRIs every three months to monitor his health.

Children with Cancer UK is sharing the inspiring story of Stanley as part of its new awareness feature on neuroblastoma.

The charity’s ‘12 Groups of Cancer’ campaign which launched earlier this year is a new series of short films which aim to help raise awareness and understanding of the 12 groups of childhood and young adult cancer types. The videos give a unique insight into the cancer type, and the information and support parents need when their child has been diagnosed.

Victoria continues: “Stanley has been through so much and we’re incredibly proud of how strong he’s been and the recovery he has made. Since having his central line removed, Stanley is now able to enjoy all the things a little boy should be able to like swimming and is now able to attend nursery which he loves.

“As a family, we continue to worry every day and will always pray for positive news when we visit the hospital every few months. We’re sharing our story in the hope that it raises awareness and the understanding of childhood cancer, and highlights the importance of new scientific research to help beat this devastating disease.”

Children with Cancer UK is one of the leading national children’s charities working towards a world where every child survives cancer.

Christiana Ogunbote, Head of Research at Children with Cancer UK, added: “We would like to thank Stanley’s family for sharing their inspirational story, and helping us to increase understanding of the profound impact it can have on young people and their families.

“As a charity, it’s our mission to fund vital research into cancers affecting children and young adults, support families and raise awareness. Our new 12 Groups of Cancer films are an important part of our ongoing awareness work, and we hope they help parents feel better prepared and informed during their child’s cancer journey.”

Survival rates for children’s cancers are improving. Fifty years ago, three-quarters of children diagnosed with cancer did not survive; today more than 8 in 10 children diagnosed with cancer in the UK survive. However, around 4,200 children and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, and cancer is one of the leading causes of death for young people.

To watch Children with Cancer UK’s ’12 Groups of Cancer’ campaign film on neuroblastoma, visit Children with Cancer UK – YouTube

For more information about Children with Cancer UK, go to www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk

‘Reech for the Balls’ charity bowling event returns to Shropshire for a second year to support Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

Reech, a leading full-service marketing agency in Shropshire, has announced the return of its highly anticipated charity fundraiser event, ‘Reech for the Balls’.

Following the success of its inaugural year in 2022, the event is back, aiming to raise vital funds for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, a local charity dedicated to enhancing cancer services and improving lives in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid-Wales.

Taking place on Thursday 2nd May between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, Reech for the Balls invites Shropshire businesses to participate in an exciting bowling competition at the newly renovated Telford Tenpin. The event not only fosters friendly competition between Shropshire businesses but also raises awareness about testicular and prostate cancer, highlighting the importance of early detection and treatment.

Teams of between four and six people can register to compete in the bowling tournament, offering businesses the opportunity for team-building, networking and fundraising in one night. The top five teams will advance to a final round to compete for the iconic first-place trophy, aiming to claim the title from last year’s champions, Salop Leisure.

Helen Knight, head of fundraising for Lingen Davies, said: “Thank you to Reech for organising this fun and novel fundraising initiative.

“People often think you have to take on really physical challenges to fundraise. An event like this is brilliant because anyone can take part.

“Groups of friends or colleagues can enjoy an evening out together, have a great time, and help raise funds for those impacted by cancer in our region.

 “Thanks to the team at Reech and those taking part for supporting Lingen Davies in this way.”

 

Faye Hudson, growth strategist at Reech, said: “We are delighted to bring back Reech for the Balls for a second year,

“This event not only promotes connections and community spirit among Shropshire businesses but also contributes to the invaluable work of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in our local community.”

Individuals and businesses interested in participating can sign up on the Reech website www.reech.agency/reech-for-the-balls. Registration is open now, and spaces are limited to 24 teams, so early sign-up is encouraged to secure a spot.

Heart patient marks milestone with fundraising half marathon

JUST 12 months after heart surgery, Simon Finlay has marked the milestone by running a half marathon in aid of the hospital that saved his life.

It was during screening for a hereditary heart condition his dad has that Simon was diagnosed with a bicuspid valve. Unbeknown to him he’d had the congenital heart defect from birth. Further tests then revealed he also had an aortic aneurysm.

“My jaw hit the table,” Simon said as he recalled the second diagnosis.

Over the course of 18 months the aneurysm grew, and surgical intervention was required.

Simon, development director at Castle Green Homes, said. “I’d thought the bicuspid valve wouldn’t need surgery until I was in my 60s, so when I went for a CT scan and they showed me what the aneurysm looked like and how much it had grown it was a shock.  I understood that I couldn’t live without surgery and that I was in the best hands with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.”

Simon underwent major heart surgery in March last year at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, days before his 46th birthday. Complications during his recovery meant he was readmitted and underwent further surgery to remove a build up of fluid around his heart.

“I felt like I was back at square one, but in the weeks that followed I picked up and was getting stronger and walking more,” he said.

He returned to work just 13 weeks post-surgery. Soon after, Simon decided he’d run the Liverpool Half Marathon in aid of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital on March 17 – his 47th birthday.

By October he’d managed to complete a run 5km without walking.

“Coming from a construction background where we work collaboratively as a team, it was interesting to see the different job roles in the hospital coming together to care for me and the other patients,” Simon, from Meols, Wirral, explained.

“It’s because of what I have been through, the time I have spent at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, experiencing firsthand the miraculous work they do and feeling the love and support from all parts of that amazing hospital that I decided to raise money for the charity,”.

With the support of Castle Green, family and friends, Simon has raised well over his £1,000 target, with more than £3,700 donated to date.

He was joined in the Liverpool Half Marathon by Castle Green colleagues Sam Payne, Sean McBride, Phoebe Hughes and Paul Winrow.

“Castle Green Homes have been fantastic through all aspects of my surgery and recovery, no more so than [chief executive] Gwyn Jones,” Simon added. “Not only was he understanding and empathetic about my situation when I was diagnosed, he also gave me the time I needed to recover with no pressure. When I saw that Castle Green had doubled the funds raised on the Friday before the run with a donation of £1,500 I couldn’t believe it. I was totally blown away!”

Simon completed the Liverpool Half Marathon in 2:13:19. He is already working on bringing his time down ahead of the Chester Half Marathon in May.

Simon said he’d always been a runner but had struggled with a knee injury in recent years.

“I’m fitter now and running better 5km times than I was prior to my surgery, which is purely down to the amount of running I am doing as opposed to the surgery itself,” he said.

Castle Green chief executive Gwyn Jones said: “Simon is a valued member of the team and has shown the same strength of character and determination in handling his health issues as he does in overcoming challenges at work. We were pleased to be able to support his return to work and his fundraising. It’s great to see so many colleagues and contacts have also supported his fundraising.”

To support Simon’s fundraising go to https://www.justgiving.com/page/simon-finlay-1708724419345.

 

Dragon’s Den-style initiative launches offering Shropshire charities the chance to win free marketing worth £10,000

Midlands-based marketing agency, Reech, has announced the launch of its ‘Reech & Reward’ initiative for 2024, offering Shropshire charities the chance to win free marketing support worth £10,000.

The scheme, first created in 2022, sees local charitable organisations participate in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch to a panel of marketing experts, with one deserving winner chosen to benefit from Reech’s full-service marketing offering.

Support for the winning charity can include anything from strategy and branding advice to website and digital marketing consultancy, as well as creating video and photography content. Three shortlisted charities will also have the opportunity to secure up to £5,000 of support through 50/50 match funding*.

The launch of Reech & Award 2024 will be marked with a dedicated event on 18th April at Refresh Café at Severn Hospice, from 2pm until 3:30pm. Interested charities will have the opportunity to learn more about the application process, hear directly from past winners about how Reech & Reward has impacted their organisation and network with other charities.

In 2022, local food waste charity, Shrewsbury Food Hub, was chosen as the first winner of the scheme, receiving Reech’s support for its branding, email marketing, video and photography. Reech also helped the charity create its ‘Taste Not Waste’ campaign, which was recently shortlisted for a coveted marketing and advertising industry award.

Last year, local boxing charity, Brightstar, was crowned winner of the competition, utilising Reech’s support to refresh its visual identity, with plans to launch a video campaign later this year capturing Brightstar’s mission for nationwide impact.

Amelia Redge, growth director at Reech, said: “We are extremely proud and excited to launch our Reech & Reward initiative for 2024.

“This is an opportunity for us to give back to the local community and celebrate the amazing work charities are doing across Shropshire. The competition has already had a tremendous impact locally since being unveiled in 2022, and we can’t wait to see the proposals for this year.”

Once the winning charity for 2024 has been selected, they will be invited to participate in a ‘discovery workshop’ with the Reech team, to identify their key challenges and determine the marketing support they will benefit from the most. Reech will then devise a bespoke roadmap to achieve their goals.

For more information, visit: www.reech.agency/reech-and-reward-2024

* Additional benefits for the main winner will be disclosed at the launch event. Reech will match fund up to £10,000, allowing a total of £5,000 of support to be secured for shortlisted charities.

Charities Missing Out on Millions in Historic Legacy Bequests

INHERITANCE RECOVERY SPECIALIST PERANE’S INNOVATIVE NEW SEARCH ENGINE IDENTIFIES DORMANT LEGACIES MISSED BY ORIGINAL EXECUTORS

 

Inheritance recovery specialists, Perane, have warned that charities are missing out on millions of pounds in legacy bequests which were overlooked by the original executors.

In the past 18 months alone, two well known UK charities have received £125,000 each through the repatriation of legacy gifts, thanks to the detailed work of sector specialists Perane.

Dozens of other charitable organisations have received smaller amounts in recent months, with more than £700,000 repatriated.

The total so far identified for charities by Perane is £1,816,647 which, it is almost certain, would never have been located by the organisations themselves.

You can see a full breakdown of the funds so far located and repatriated to charities on Perane’s website.

 

The company is urgently seeking to work with all of the organisations for whom funds have been identified to recover the money rightly owed to charities, large and small.

Perane works to identify and trace historic legacies that may have been missed by the original executors.

Through a newly developed in-house search engine, and as part of the process of searching for unclaimed assets, Perane has already repatriated £743,581 that has been left to charities as part of the residual funds in wills.

 

Perane CEO Bruce Cane says: “Many charities are unaware that these funds have been left to them and without Perane’s search engine it is doubtful that the money would ever be repatriated.

“Residual estates can be very valuable as they have not been subject to inflationary pressures. In these cash-straitened days, the value of such legacies can make a real difference to the ongoing work of every charity.”

 

Through its proprietary search engine, developed over the past two years, Perane has exclusive access to previously inaccessible databases and carries out searches into historic probates to locate dormant assets and repatriate the funds.

Cane adds: “Many charities rely upon the executor getting in touch with them and are concerned that a more proactive approach would create a predatory perception. For Perane to repatriate the funds, however, the charities have to legally work with us to do so. Those that do are literally quids in, financially.

“While no-one wants to see the harassment of the recently bereaved, these are all historic cases where the executor has missed a legacy and we are repatriating disbursements, which are currently dormant, to the charities to whom they were bequeathed.”

 

A new legal opinion for Perane by Stephen Hackett of 3 Hare Court concludes that the role of the executor continues for life and that he/she may be personally liable if they fail to fulfil their obligations to disburse the estate in line with the expressed wishes of the deceased.” You can read the full opinion here.

 

Cane concludes: “Many people leave residual amounts to charity in their wills and professional executors have a legal obligation to disburse the estate funds according to the expressed wishes of the deceased.

“However, where shares make up a proportion of the value of the estate, it may be the case that the original share certificates have been lost or those that held them moved residence and the executor has incorrect contact details, or the organisation or individual is unaware they are a beneficiary, making it difficult to complete a full picture of the estate.

“Perane is very proud of being able to repatriate these funds to the rightful owners and to enable charities to continue their great work.”

 

If your organisation would like to work with Perane to legally repatriate legacy funds, please contact: 01603 673260 or email info@perane.co.uk.