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An exciting new chapter for the Localgiving Foundation

We’re delighted to announce that social entrepreneur Tom Latchford has been appointed as the new Chair of the Localgiving Foundation. Tom has helped raise tens of millions of pounds for charities online as founder of Raising IT, which is the UK market leader for websites and fundraising tools for the third sector. He will be bringing his experience, passion and philanthropic pedigree to help more local charities grow.

Marcelle Speller, the Foundation’s founder, has decided to hand the reins to Tom after 9 years’ service. We are hugely grateful to Marcelle for her vision in setting up Localgiving and her leadership throughout our first decade. Marcelle’s passion for local charities continues unabated and she will remain an ambassador for the organisation.

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Support the Grenfell Tower Appeal

Can you help us raise £100,000 for the Grenfell Tower Appeal? 

While the full extent of the loss and devastation caused by the Grenfell Tower blaze is still unclear, one thing is certain - this is one of the greatest tragedies to hit London in recent years.

Here at the Localgiving Foundation we’ve been moved by the phenomenal response of the public and inspired by the spirit of such a tight-knit community. Watching as people rally together to provide food, shelter, moral support has galvanised us to to get involved and do what we can to aid those affected.

Our funds will both support those in urgent need, as well as helping those working on the longer term impacts of the fire.

Donate to the Grenfell Tower Appeal now


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