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Charities are frequently looking to fundraise, for example through events, activities, donations and trading.

Fundraising

Fundraising remains one of the principal ways in which the public are made aware of a charity's existence and its aims and objectives.

As fundraising may be so influential in defining the public's perception of the charity, there are restrictions on the methods that should be used and the relationship that may exist between the charity and any fundraising agent.

Fundraising itself is not a charitable activity and trustees must take account of the risks involved in any fundraising event as they would with any trading activity.

Trading

Of course, charities and social enterprises do trade and do make profit. The issue is to ensure profits are dealt with properly and in ways compliant with the Charities Acts and tax laws.

Get it wrong and not only is the exempt tax status at risk but also charitable status itself. Potentially there may also be personal liability on the part of the directors and trustees.

Chambers & Partners reports that Wrigleys' charity clients believe the firm delivers "magic circle quality outside the magic circle" and is "a reliable and efficient team that understands the charity sector and maintains a friendly and open approach".

- Chambers and Partners

Fundraising and Trading

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The Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

Thomas Wainman considers 'employee ownership' as an option for family businesses plus the usual mix of news, insights and perspectives.

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Proposed changes to the law on Wills and how they may affect you

We summarise proposed changes to the law on Wills (designed to encourage more people to make Wills) and the implications for lawyers and clients.

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Sources of finance for community-led housing

We have compiled a list of grants, loans and other finance options for community-led housing and co-housing groups.

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Schools Breakfast Club - 19th September

Date: 19 Sep 2017

Venue: Wrigleys Solicitors, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Speaker: Lisa Armstrong, Chartered Educational Psychologist at Evolution Psychology Ltd

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Breakfast Briefing - 17 October

Date: 17 Oct 2017

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

Speaker: Dr John McMullen, Partner at Wrigleys Solicitors

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Annual Charity Governance Seminar 2017

Date: 19 Oct 2017

Venue: Hilton City Leeds

Speaker: Sarah Atkinson , Julia Unwin CBE

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