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Court Luncheon March 2020

On Thursday 5 March the Court of the Brewers’ Company met to, among other matters, approve the distribution from the Dame Alice Owen Foundation.  This year £1.78 million will be given to support Dame Alice Owen’s School and educational projects in Islington, which aim to provide opportunities to excel to all children and young people in the Borough.

After the Court meeting, the Master and Wardens were pleased to welcome a host of guests for a lunch at Brewers’ Hall to thank them for their support throughout the year.  Represented were the beneficiaries of the Dame Alice Owen Foundation: Dame Alice Owen’ School, Upward Bound, the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, Music Education Islington, Science for Life and Company Three.  But also present were many people who help the Company support other charities, including: Richard Platt’s Relief-in-Need Charity which provides help for needy people in the parish of Aldenham, the Charity of Alderman James Hickson which supports three almshouses in South Mimms, the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund which provides grants for scientific research and education in the field of brewing and the Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation which provides grants for education and educational projects for young people in the City of London and the borough of Tower Hamlets.

The charitable work carried out by the Brewers’ Company is one of our key objectives and it is only possible with the assistance of many volunteers and professionals who provide vital support, knowledge and services.  The Master Brewer, Simon Theakston, said:

“This is a very important day in the calendar for us Brewers, as it is the one day every year when we are able to say a heartfelt and collective “thank you” for all the help and support that the Brewers’ Company and team receives.”