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Our aim is to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society. We do this by supporting projects where our funds will make the greatest impact. We are also interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources.

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Pilgrim Trust welcomes Sue Bowers as its new Director

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Sue Bowers joins the Pilgrim Trust from the  National Lottery Heritage Fund where she was most recently Director of Investment and Head of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Sue said, ‘The Pilgrim Trust has a wonderful history and heritage.  The vision of its founder Edward Harkness in 1930 to support the UK’s more urgent needs and to promote its future well-being is as relevant now as it was then.  I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to lead the Trust at this incredibly important time.’

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