A message from the British Guild of Tourist Guides (BGTG) Benevolent Fund
Tourist guides work in a profession that is dependent on physical well-being. Although we hope it never happens, anyone of us can suffer an accident, loss of voice or temporary incapacity. At such times it’s comforting to know that totally confidential support is close at hand.
The Benevolent Fund has been working for over 50 years, helping qualified tourist guides of whatever region or association in time of need. As a registered charity (Number 211562), the Fund's activities are governed by Rules – details and accounts are published on the Charity Commission website. The Fund relies for its work not only on investment income but also on donations* from current guides.
The assistance provided is not only financial. It might be a friendly voice at the end of the phone, an unexpected bunch of flowers at a difficult time, a hospital or home visit, a helper with the shopping, or your hosts at the annual outing for guides that the Fund has helped over the past year. All of this work quietly goes on, respecting the privacy and confidentiality of the mission of the Benevolent Fund.
Please do not contact the Institute of Tourist Guiding about Benevolent Fund matters. If you are concerned about a colleague, please contact one of the following Trustees: