National Churches Trust receives £2,500 gift from Patron's Fund

Published: Monday, February 6, 2017


The National Churches Trust has received a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Patron's Fund is the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the 600 organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The Fund aims to celebrate and thank the diverse group of charitable organisations for their contribution to communities. 

Around £750,000 was distributed between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. 

The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters, including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups; contributions also came from the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch.

The Patron's Lunch

Friends, trustees, and staff of the National Churches Trust were delighted to attend The Patron’s Lunch, held on the Mall on 12 June 2016.

10,000 guests from the 600 Patron’s Organisations joined the Royal Family to celebrate the work of these charities, and pay tribute to Her Majesty’s dedication and service.  

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The National Churches Trust with its valuable work. It is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

For further information on The Patron’s Fund (Registered Charity No. 1164171), email or visit