The GBCT was created in memory of George Bairstow, who lived his life to help and support others but was tragically killed in a car accident in the early hours of 6 November 2013, on his return from a volunteer shift with St John Ambulance.
Selfless, generous and hands-on, George gave a great deal of his time to charitable organisations and had a positive impact on a wide range of communities – the GBCT intends to continue George’s good work and to ensure communities benefit from his legacy.
The Trust aims to empower local communities to make a difference, by supporting:
The Trust’s programme will include events and activities to enable as many people as possible to become involved, whether as ‘doers’ or receivers.
In order to succeed in our mission, the Trust will work on a number of different projects.
The Trust welcomes volunteers to help deliver these projects. If you are interested, please contact us.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach George Bairstow Charitable Trust.
The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!