Like many Livery Companies, the Cordwainers are proud to support the Armed Forces and organisations which help their members and families.
In particular, the Company is honoured to have a long-standing relationship of over 60 years with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
Harben Armoury Fund (HAF)
The HAF is a charity managed by the Cordwainers alongside members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The HAF supports London-based Fusilier detachments within Army cadet sectors through the provision of minibuses, new boots and camp costs as well as other training and recreational expenses, such as battlefield tours and overseas camps.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Fusiliers Aid Society)
The Fusiliers Aid Society helps former Fusiliers who bear the physical and mental scars of combat, those who have fallen on hard times, or those Fusiliers and their families dealing with problems stemming from age-related illness or tragic accidents. Recent grant-funded projects include training for mental health and wellbeing area representatives, a hardship fund and support for the Regiment’s anniversary commemorations.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been providing lifelong support to serving personnel, veterans and their families since 1885. Every year, its staff and volunteers help more than 73,000 people, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts. Recent charitable grants from the Emily Frances Jackson Bequest (part of the Cordwainers Charitable Trusts) have supported training for SSAFA mentors who provide practical and emotional support to veterans, the provision of short breaks for military families and the adaptation of the garden at SSAFA’s Norton House.