Bristol Corn Trade Guild
The Bristol Corn Trade Guild provides support to those who have connections with the grain and feed trade who have fallen on hard times by providing financial assistance.
The Bristol Corn Trade Guild was established in 1898 as a charity to help those members in the "trade" who fell on hard times.
Guild membership is now open to all employees of BCFTA member companies and it has two specific functions:
The aims of the charity are:
- To assist those Members, whether active, retired or honorary, their wives, husbands, widows, widowers, children or other dependants who through force of circumstances and who in the opinion of the Executive Committee require and deserve such assistance.
- To assist those persons and their dependants, who have at one time been Members of or benefactors to the Society who through force of circumstances and who in the opinion of the Executive Committee require and deserve such assistance.
- To assist those persons previously employed by firms or companies engaged in the grain, feed, flour or allied trades, not being Members of the Society, who in the opinion of the Executive Committee require and deserve such assistance.
Those eligible are helped from Guild funds in all sorts of ways - such as regular payment of a certain bill (e.g. gas, electricity, telephone) or perhaps "one-off" payments for such things as building repairs, storage heaters or special medical treatment. In the language of modern big business, the amounts may not be huge, but they are sufficient to make a real difference to the individual recipients. The work of the Guild stands as a demonstration of friendship and human values still at work in modern business. Long may it last!
To discuss potential support, please contact Bristol Corn Trade Guild Secretary, Richard Cooksley, in confidence on 07801 435772.
For details on events in support of Bristol Corn Trade Guild please CLICK HERE or contact the BCFTA office.