Charity News

The Haberdashers' Benevolent Foundation recently made a donation, with the Master's matching funding scheme, to Spread a Smile, a charity which brings joy and laughter to seriously and terminally ill children and their families during intensive treatment and extended hospital stays. 


"We are so grateful for the very generous £450 that Spread a Smile received from a Haberdashers member and the subsequent matching from the Company. This donation will enable us to provide 45 seriously or terminally children who are isolated in... Read More


The Haberdashers / UEL Entrepreneurship Awards 2020 were conducted via MS Teams on Monday 13 July from 4 – 5 pm. There were 20 guests, including Haberdasher members.


Some background

Support from the Haberdashers' Benevolent Founation has helped 120 business in total, over the 15 years of the awards. There were 58 applications for the 2020 Haberdasher / UEL Entrepreneur Awards 2020. Of these, 11 were shortlisted and five awardee businesses were chosen. A big thank you to Faith Johnson, Freeman, who sat... Read More

'Being a part of the first cohort attending Crayford Academy in 2010, the main school building was yet to be built and our classrooms were set up in temporary buildings on the primary school field. On top of this, we remained the eldest pupils as we moved up through the school which certainly put us in a rare position and meant that our year group grew up with the school in a unique way. 

From my time at Haberdashers I was given countless exciting opportunities which helped me to develop my skills and experience, preparing me for later life. One of which is the... Read More

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Haberdasher Master Caroline Davis and Immediate Past Master James Kininmonth devised an initiative whereby £30,000 of the Haberdashers' Benevolent Fund would be available to match amounts raised by individual Haberdasher members to support charities of their choice between March 23rd and June 1st.


The charities had to meet certain simple criteria, as well as being within part of  the Company's charitable focus areas:

Helping the unemployed, the homeless, ex-offenders or those at risk of... Read More

CV19 creates a community: from internally to externally focused At the start of the Covid pandemic, Haberdasher Past Master Michael Jeans formed a support group within his apartment development especially for vulnerable residents.

After a few weeks, this internally focused group developed externally: the development is situated next door to St Mary's Paddington, which had seen hundreds of deaths, so an appeal was launched to provide some financial assistance to vulnerable patients and staff; many of whom were from very low income families. The funds... Read More

Our Company Chaplain and Freeman, the Rev’d Canon David Parrott, has recorded a message for his Livery Companies from St Lawrence Jewry. Please click below to hear it:


The Company, as Trustee of the Haberdashers’ Benevolent Foundation, is pleased to announce another three years support for the 2020 University of East London (UEL) / Haberdashers’ Entrepreneur Awards. 


In partnership, the Haberdashers’ Company and the UEL have supported the creation, survival and growth of over 100 entrepreneurs and created a rich, diverse community of thriving East London businesses.   The Haberdashers’ Entrepreneur Awards programme is delivered by UEL’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Team... Read More

Congratulations to former Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls pupil, Dr Mala Mawkin, who received the award of Highly Commended finalist at the Women of the Future Awards, in November 2019.    Her particular area of interest is health innovations and eHealth data and she was awarded a Thomas Arno Fund award in early 2019 toward her medical elective examining  the extremes of progress in eHealth around the world. She joined the eHealth Malawi team to see the on-the-ground work they are doing in one of... Read More

The Haberdashers’ Company is delighted to announce the winners of the Haberdasher Arkwright Engineering Scholarships for 2019. Left to right:Daniel Rivlin (Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys School), Andrew Tarpey, Liveryman and Engineering Mentor, Daniel Hickey (Haberdashers’ Adams) and Amy Shaw (Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls). Please note that scholarships were also awarded to Ryan Sandhu (Haberdashers’ Adams) and Christopher Castello-Cortes (Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys School) but they were unable to attend the... Read More