The Chaffinch Trust is currently working with many local charities in Britain. These include Moray Woman’s Aid and Cfine in Aberdeen, the Fet Lor Youth Initiative in Edinburgh, as well as projects in their early of stages in Fife, Essex, Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Kent. Further afield, it has active links with local charities in Malawi, The Yemen, Madagascar, Kenya, Latvia, Brazil, Guatemala and Nepal. Projects in other areas are planned.
All who attended the reception at Buckingham Palace join me in thanking The Princess Royal for her support with our current work and we look forward to her active involvement in the years to come."
We have adopted a framework that maximises our collective influence by combining the resources, expertise and experience of many charities. We are able to support many more people around the world by providing them with opportunities to fulfil their potential.
"I am delighted that our work has been recognised at Buckingham Palace. We endeavour to bring a fresh approach to shared challenges, and to prevent charities competing.
Founder of The Chaffinch Trust, Ben Goss, said:
The Trust is as diverse as it is different. All those attending Thursday’s reception share common aims and values, and strive to initiate and support projects to provide education, clean water, sanitation, medicine, shelter and employment - both in the UK and around the world.
The Chaffinch Trust plays a unique role in the charitable sector. Its purpose is to encourage co-operation and collaboration amongst charities, organisations and individuals at local, national and international levels in order to pool resources and maximise opportunities for those living in disadvantaged areas. All members of its Management Team are volunteers; there are no paid employees.
The Princess Royal, as Guardian of The Chaffinch Trust, welcomed over 230 guests representing many organisations including Save the Children, Swinfen Telemedicine, Rotary International, British Red Cross, The International Federation of The Red Cross and Red Crescent, the Humanitarian Forum, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was host to an afternoon reception at Buckingham Palace on 10 November to celebrate the official launch of a new charity, The Chaffinch Trust.