What is the Benevolent Fund?
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing Benevolent Fund was set up at the end of 1989. It is an independent registered charity, number 328481.
What is the Benevolent Fund's primary objective?
Its objects are:
- To raise and maintain by donations and voluntary subscriptions a fund which shall be devoted to the relief of poverty of persons in need, whether or not Members of or subscribers to the Benevolent Fund, who are or have been members of the Institute and spouses, widows, widowers, children of such persons or dependants or, in exceptional circumstances, persons involved in NDT but who have no connection to the Institute.
(For the purpose of the Benevolent Fund, NDT includes all disciplines which are within the scope of the Institute, such as condition monitoring.)
- To render assistance to eligible persons defined above, who are in need by virtue of death, illness, reduced circumstances or social distress, by providing personal contacts and advice and/or financial disbursements as the Board deems appropriate.
Membership of the Benevolent Fund
The Fund has members, who must be members of the Institute, who elect annually a Board to run the Fund. The yearly subscription of members of the Fund is £5, or life membership can be obtained for £40.
The income derives from subscriptions, fund-raising events such as the raffle held at the Institute’s annual conference, donations from individuals, Branches and Associate Members and from interest on the accumulated funds.
Requests for assistance are dealt with quietly with the help of representatives at Branch level, through the Secretariat.
Contact the Secretary of the Fund at Northampton for advice or information: Joan Paintin, tel: +44 (0)1604 89 3826 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us to help others – send your subscription or donation today to The British Institute of NDT, Newton Building, St George's Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JB, UK.
To download the Benevolent Fund Subscription Form, click here.
To download the Rules of the Benevolent Fund, click here.
The Benevolent Fund Board
Members of the Benevolent Fund Board are as follows:
|Chairman ||Branch Welfare Officers|
|Mr Peter Wallace||East Anglia|
Dr John Rudlin
Mr Bob McCarroll
|Honorary Secretary |
Dr Harry Harper
Mr Bryan Webb
|Honorary Treasurer |
Mrs E Gail Long
|London & Home Counties|
Mrs Gail Long
|Board Members |
Mr Martin R Dawson
Mr Steve F Barton
Mr Bob Naylor
|Mr Gary Elliot|
Mr Roger F Lyon
Mr Tony Gillam
|West of England|
Prof Tony Dunhill
|North East Scotland|
Mr Anthony Young
Mr Peter Wallace
Mr Paul Ryan
Details of the Benevolent Fund are available on the Charity Commission website.
Visit www.charity-commission.co.uk and enter the registered charity number 328481 in the search field.
To download the Minutes of the Benevolent Fund AGM held on Thursday 29 March 2012 in Northampton, click here.
To download the Benevolent Fund accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011, click here.