The Royal Humane Society of Australasia

THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES £2,500 GIFT FROM THE PATRON’S FUND

THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES £2,500 GIFT FROM THE PATRON’S FUND

9 February, 2017

The Royal Humane Society of Australasia
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The Royal Humane Society of Australasia Inc is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

The Royal Humane Society of Australasia gives public recognition to acts of bravery by bestowing awards on those who risk their own lives in saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

The President of the Society, Adjunct Associate Professor John Maynard said “We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron and the funds we have been privileged to receive will help the Society to continue its role in the community to recognise those who selfless actions help to save the lives of others”.

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

“The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The Royal Humane Society of Australasia with its valuable work. The Royal Humane Society is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth”.

For further information on The Patron’s Fund (Registered Charity No. 1164171, email : info@thepatronsfund.org.uk or visit : www.thepatronsfund.org.uk