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Silver Jubilee 1993 – 2018

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LAUNCH OF APPEAL ON SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
ATLANTIC COLLEGE, ST DONATS

In April this year, the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its foundation in 1993. On 18 March 2018, the Master of the Company will take the opportunity of the forthcoming CHARITY SPRING LUNCH PARTY to launch the SILVER JUBILEE FUNDRAISING APPEAL (SEE BELOW). The lunch will take place at the spectacular venue provided by the Arts Centre at Atlantic College, St Donat's Castle CF61 1WF.

Liverymen, their guests and families will all be most welcome. Details of the arrangements for the Charity Lunch and a booking form are available on this website under the heading upcoming news and in the Members section. Non-Liverymen interested in attending the lunch should contact the Clerk.

If you have heard of the event through Twitter, please let us know.

The event offers the perfect occasion to introduce guests to the work of the Company. Two awards will be presented to students of Atlantic College to assist them with the community projects which they are undertaking as part of their International Baccalaureate course. There will be also the opportunity to meet former award winners who will perform or talk about their work.


The Welsh Livery Guild was formed in 1993 to promote education, the arts, science and technology in Wales. In 2013, the Guild was presented with a Royal Charter and renamed the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales (WLCOW).

Unlike other Livery Companies, WLCOW is not associated with one particular craft, trade or profession but is dedicated to helping young people throughout Wales to develop their talents and skills by means of an annual awards programme of scholarships and bursaries to students in schools, universities and technical colleges, as well as to apprentices and young people in the armed forces.

The awards programme is funded principally from the WLCOW Charitable Trust built up since the Company’s foundation through the generosity of Liverymen. Since the first awards were made in 1995, the Company’s annual awards programme has gradually increased such that we now disburse about £40,000 to some 80 recipients.

During the Silver Jubilee of the founding of the Company, we will be celebrating our achievements to date. It is also a time to look forward to the future and with our Fundraising Appeal we will reach out to the wider community in Wales and invite additional financial support from Welsh business circles, foundations and other organisations interested in promoting education in Wales. Our aim is to raise a minimum sum of £100,000 for a special “Silver Jubilee Fund”. Such a sum will add substantially to the Company’s funds so that we can be confident in the future of being able to increase the number of awards made to the young people of Wales.

We will shortly be publishing a brochure which contains tributes from a number of recipients of awards from the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales over the past few years who, in their own words, describe how their lives have been enhanced by their WLCOW awards. The stories of what the awards have meant to them and how they have helped them in their chosen career paths are truly inspiring. We hope that, in the future, with the additional funds we raise from the Silver Jubilee Appeal, we will be able to increase the number of awards we make annually to the young people of Wales. As soon as the brochure is published, it will appear on this page of the website.

All Liverymen will be receiving a letter soon from myself, the Founder Master (Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards) and the Chairman of the Charity Committee (Mr Stuart Castledine) suggesting ways in which Liverymen could support the Silver Jubilee Appeal and asking you to give your full support to the programme of events scheduled for the Silver Jubilee Year (see the calendar on the home page). With the help of all I am sure the Silver Jubilee Appeal will be a great success.

Should you already at this stage wish to contribute to the Appeal Fund, please see below.

Professor Gillian Davies, DL
Master
Worshipful Livery Company of Wales


TO SUPPORT OUR APPEAL, PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE “WELSH LIVERY GUILD CHARITABLE TRUST—SILVER JUBILEE FUND”. CHEQUES MAY BE SENT TO THE CLERK, Dr Claude Evans, Clerk WLCOW, 87 Windway Road, Cardiff CF5 1AH

OR YOU MAY TRANSFER YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO Nat West, Account No. 15507203, Bank Sort Code 52-21-10. Please identify your payment with your name and inform the Clerk by email of the transfer (clerk@liverycompanywales.cymru).

In all cases, please specify that the donation is for the SILVER JUBILEE FUND.

Should you wish to receive further information about this appeal, please contact the Clerk (as above) or the Master at (master@liverycompanywales.cymru)