One of the first charitable tasks undertaken by the early Guilds was to care for their members in sickness and old age. From these early beginnings all Livery Companies have been keen to support charitable activities and education.
The charitable activities extend to Moorfields Eye Hospital, The Royal National Institute for the Blind, Greater London Fund for the Blind, The National Library for the Blind and the National Listening Library. In addition, the City of London is well supported with the Police, the Lord Mayor, St Paul’s and the Hackney Carriage Drivers.
In addition to these many charities the Company organises charitable events to raise funds for other good causes. In particular, there is the Company Golf Day in April of each year which raises funds for the Company Charities, in 2011 the Master, Eddie Taylor, carried our a sponsored walk and raised £6000, half for the Lord mayor's charity - Coram and RedR UK and half for the two Company alliliated schools - Mary Hare and New College Worcester.