Living by Giving Trust

The Living by Giving Trust was set up in February 2010 to support and advance the standard of life for all people in need primarily in the UK but also for certain projects outside the UK. These include – those who live in poverty, those with disabilities, those who are physically or emotionally deprived, those who have been neglected, and their families.

We aim to provide relief in many forms.

What’s in a name?

The five founding Trustees (Johan Bergström-Allen, Matthew Betts, Stephen Daly, Dail Maudsley, and Sadie Vile) had considerable previous experience working with charities whose focus is to better the lives of adults and children by providing them and their families with various forms of respite.

We feel that the new name better illuminates our purpose, as through working together to combat the difficulties faced by those in need, the Trustees were influenced to create the Living by Giving Trust to further these goals, focussing their efforts to improve people’s lives and living by giving support and hope to those who need it.

Welcome to a new chapter and a new charity.

Our Objectives

I) To provide respite, relief and assistance for the suffering and distress of children and vulnerable adults who have disabilities, or who are physically or emotionally deprived or neglected, and their families.

II) The relief of the sick/poor living in the UK either generally or individually through the provision of grants, goods or services.

III) To advance in life and (relieve needs of) (help) young people through:

(a) The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life;

(b) Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

IV) To relieve the poverty of young people by the provision of grants to enable them to participate in healthy recreational activities that they could not otherwise afford.

Our Current Projects

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The Trustees are below, and can be contacted by clicking on their name:

Mr Matthew Betts

Mr Stephen Daly (Treasurer)

Mr Simon Gallop

Mrs Sarah Keaney (Secretary)

Dr Sadie Vile (Chair)

Our Patrons

The Patron is an honorary role, but an important symbol of who we are and where we want to go in trying to help those less fortunate. Each patron brings knowledge and expertise, plus a keen interest in our goals.

Dr Johan Bergström-Allen

Mrs Theresa Betts

Rev. Nicholas King, SJ

Rev. Antony Lester