Rathbones celebrates the launch of a new publication giving information and insights on the military charity sector
Our Rathbones charity team had the pleasure of hosting a book launch on Tuesday 14 March, to celebrate the publication of ‘United and Valued: Perspectives on Military Charities Today’.
We were joined by Lieutenant General Sir William Rollo KCB, CBE, who addressed an audience of ex-servicemen and women and charity trustees. The military charity sector plays a vital role in supporting those who have served their country in the armed forces. The General made the point that as the number of beneficiaries and their public profile diminish, but the complexity of individual cases increases, perhaps with shifting levels of state provision, the need for focus, cooperation and dialogue within and without the sector will become ever more critical. United and Valued, a publication full of strongly felt argument from a wide variety of perspectives, makes an important contribution to the debate on how this can best be achieved.
Edited by Annunziata Rees-Mogg, ‘United and Valued’ seeks to address the issues facing the sector as well as discussing the ways in which military charities make a real difference to people’s lives, whether it be in terms of health (physical and mental), education and research, housing, welfare delivery or a plethora of other areas. Rathbones' investment director James Codrington, himself an ex-solider, contributed a chapter to the publication, examining how charity reserves can best be invested.
In the course of the compilation of the essays, our publishing partner Wild Search and Rathbones spoke to dozens of charity, and specifically military charity, executives and trustees as well as serving and retired service personnel.
It was a great privilege to welcome members of the military charity sector to our new offices and share information and insights with those making a difference to our veterans’ lives.
*Pictured is Andrew Pitt, Head of Charities, Middle: Annunziata Rees-Mogg, Right: Lieutenant General Sir William Rollo KCB, CBE