The Licensed Trade Charity
The Licensed Trade Charity was formed over two hundred years ago to support those working in the Pub industry who were infirm, suffering from sickness and distress and also to support impoverished Licensed Victuallers in the Education of their children. Whilst the Charity has modernised and widened its remit, its core values remain the same.
In today’s ever changing economic landscape the licensed trade has changed and adapted its service to reflect the demands of today’s market, customers and employees. Unfortunately two hundred years since the formation of the Charity individuals from the Trade continue to fall on difficult times, suffer from health issues and families continue to need specialist Educational support.
The Charity has widened its remit beyond the Pub industry to assist those working in the whole of the licensed trade supporting hundreds of individuals facing a crisis with emotional and financial support through its support and care provision. The charity continues the provision of main stream and specialist Education to both the general public, but also to families from the Trade facing extreme difficulties.
James Brewster, Chief Executive
HEINEKEN UK CELEBRATES LONG STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH TRADE CHARITY SCHOOL
Representatives from HEINEKEN celebrated in a thank you event put on by the Licensed Trade Charity, to mark their corporate support of one of their schools, LVS Ascot, last week.
The charitable donation, originally established by Scottish Courage, enabled the charity to equip fully the schools Learning Resource Department. When HEINEKEN acquired Scottish & Newcastle in 2008, it agreed to complete the funding which amounted to £100,000 over 10 years.
Stephen Spencer-Jones, Brewers Trading Director, HEINEKEN UK, said “It was great to see first-hand how HEINEKEN has been able to support the aims of the Trade Charity to give pupils at the LVS the opportunities to develop a range of skills and talents. We are proud of our long history of supporting the Licensed Trade Charity who provide invaluable support to those in the trade facing very difficult circumstances. Most recently, we have contributed to the running costs of the Trade Charity’s Helpline, helping to cover the cost of providing guidance and information on a range of issues including housing, state benefits, illness and debt.”
HEINEKEN have also loaned the school a number of artefacts to provide interest and learning to students. This includes the Dr Johnson’s First Edition English Dictionary, which it is reported he wrote on the premises of the Anchor Brewery.