Frequently Asked Questions
23. What charities do you support?
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We take very seriously the charitable heritage of our club, once one of the most charitable organisations in Britain. Our main work consists of the historic research and preservation of the club and its history, which is inseparable from that of Britain itself.
Just like the paintings and sculptures are being returned to the museums and galleries, the history of the Eccentric Club and its many members, recovered and preserved by us, will return to British people and the mankind a huge chunk of their historic and cultural heritage.
We believe that today it is essentially important to support our local and national charities, which far too often remain undervalued and underfunded whilst the larger international organisations' needs seem to take a priority. Having said that, the revived club does not exclude entirely its support to the charitable causes abroad – we are, for example, firm supporters of the Rotary Club campaign ‘End Polio Now!’.
In the definitions of the Charities Act 2006, the Eccentric Club is presently involved in the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and amateur sports, we are working to provide the relief to those in need by reason of their youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship and other disadvantages, we also care about the animal welfare, taking seriously the importance of protection of this country’s wildlife and birds (including, the owls, of course!).
We have already supported the Rotary Club’s campaign ‘End Polio Now!’, the Pushkin House’s Russian Cultural Programme in London and the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy. But this is just the beginning. In the coming years, we will be gradually reviving the former connections of the old club with those organisations, whose charitable needs were supported by the Eccentric Club grants and identifying new good causes which can benefit from us.
Read more: http://www.eccentricclub.co.uk/charity.php