The Journalists’ Charity is the leading charity for all journalists in need. It was created 150 years ago by a group of journalists who met in a pub near Fleet Street and its founding members included Charles Dickens.
It was granted its Royal Charter in 1890 and is still run by journalists for journalists. Her Majesty the Queen is patron.
Originally called the Newspaper Press Fund, the name was changed to underline the charity’s commitment to journalists on air and online as well as in print.
Today the charity funds three retirement, care and extra-care homes. It spends around £400,000 a year helping journalists and their families in difficulty – whether brought down by ill-health, unemployment, infirmity or plain bad luck. Its fund-raising and friend-raising events attract high-profile and influential speakers including Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg.
Various fund-raising activities will take place during the evening directly for the benefit of the Journalists’ Charity – Charity Registration Number 208 215
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