the giftware association


The Benevolent Society, a charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation financially assists individuals that have worked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods and fashion accessories industries. The society also helps individuals starting or progressing their career journeys in these industries through bursaries to help with their studies.




The Benevolent Society helps those in need in a number of ways:

  • By giving regular grants
  • Providing essential items such as cookers, fridge freezers,  bed linen and television licence fees
  • In some cases, interest-free loans are granted
    providing bursaries for students

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Bees for Development is the global charity which makes life better with bees. They promote sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity.

We all get so much from bees as they pollinate food crops and wild plants. Honey bees enable people to make a living through working with nature, harvesting honey and beeswax, while helping to preserve biodiversity. Beekeeping is low cost, sustainable, and has the greatest effect on those who have the very least.

Bees for Development helps those in need in a number of ways;

  • Train beekeepers in simple and profitable beekeeping
  • Help beekeepers to access fair and reliable markets for their produce
  • Further knowledge and understanding about sustainable apiculture
  • Share information and knowledge to build capacity
  • Connect beekeepers all over the world within our network
  • Protect and restore habitats for bees and biodiversity

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Does your business want to help create a more sustainable and equitable world?

While tons of business waste goes to landfill, local charities are struggling to deliver the services your community needs.

We make it easy for you to donate unwanted items to local charities, so less goes to landfill and more goes to a good cause.

Every year, tons of unwanted business items go to landfill.

According to a recent study, approximately 1.2 million desks and 1.6 million office chairs end up in landfill each year. The study couldn’t count the amount of IT equipment, branded merchandise, surplus products and other items that also go to landfill, but if it could, we’re sure the number would be heartbreaking.

To work towards a more sustainable world, we need to work towards a circular economy.

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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operates and funds three air ambulances Covering six counties including Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

Each year it costs between £13-14 million to maintain the three aircraft and the provision of a lifesaving service. Each air ambulance mission costs an average of £2,950. Each critical care car or cardiac car mission costs £288 on average. The charity does not receive funding from the Government or National Lottery for its daily missions so relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 70,000 missions, making us one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK.

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