Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust
Charities are part of British life ranging from small groups meeting local needs with few resources to the well known major charities with budgets of millions. Whatever their size or purpose, however an essential requirement of all charities is that they operate for the public benefit and independently of government or commercial interests. The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales. The commission is responsible for making sure all charities meet all their legal requirements and to work with charity trustees to put things right when they go wrong.
The Charity Commission comprehensive website allows people to search for information held on any of the genuine / registered charities. The Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust is obligated to comply with the criteria set down by the Charity Commission like all charities and has the the following registration number 1111707 with the commission
A simple search on its website for the William Riley trustees reveals the following information about the charity.
MR PETER THOMSON
Other Names: WHLT (Working Name)
Date of Registration: 17 Oct 2005
Governing Document: Constitution Adopted 25 August 2005
Charitable Objects: 17 Oct 2005
1) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE PRESERVATION, OPERATION AND EXHIBITION OF HISTORIC LIFEBOATS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOWN OF WHITBY AND ITS ENVIRONS.
2) TO PRESERVE HISTORIC LIFEBOATS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOWN OF WHITBY AND ITS ENVIRONS AND ENSURE THEY ARE OF EDUCATIONAL INTEREST, CONTRIBUTING TOWARDS YOUNG PEOPLE'S KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIFEBOAT SERVICES IN GENERAL.
3) TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE OR PURPOSES WITHIN WHITBY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AND WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE CHARITABLE WORK OF THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTE.
Area of Benefit: WHITBY AND ITS ENVIRONS
Where the Charity Operates: NORTH YORKSHIRE
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