Morecrofts helps direct more than £100,000 to crisis-hit charities
Liverpool law firm is the appointed trustee for a number of family and charitable trusts and has helped direct funding to charities hit by the coronavirus crisis. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool law firm Morecrofts has helped boost the coffers of Merseyside charities hit by the coronavirus crisis to the tune of more than £100,000.
Described by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as an “economic emergency” the lockdown implemented as a result of the viruses has been devastating for both businesses and charities, despite some Government support packages.
City centre-based Morecrofts is the appointed trustee for a number of family and charitable trusts. Partner Carol Mason and her team have been able to identify a range of good causes and make donations totalling in excess of £100,000 so far.
Local charities supported by the trusts under Carol’s direction include Garston Animal Rescue, Shy Lowen Pony Sanctuary in Netherton and the Beechley Stables (Riding for the Disabled) in Calderstones Park.
The Horses & Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) and the Masonic Charitable Foundation have each received substantial amounts, while a further large donation has been made to the National Emergencies Committee to support those most affected by the outbreak of the virus.
PDSA, RSPB and Guide Dogs are among a host of other charities to have also benefitted from the trusts’ donations. Carol said: “Liverpool has a proud history of philanthropy and our team is in a unique position of trust, where clients empower us to make day-to-day decisions about donations or investments on their behalf.
“At this time of unprecedented crisis, many charities are facing serious financial challenges, so we are pleased to be able to direct some support their way. More than ever, we know it’s crucial that we continue to support our communities as much as possible.
“Our local knowledge means we are well-placed to identify those charities most in need and we also make every effort to match those needs with the specific interests or passions of the philanthropists who created the trusts in the first place.”