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We’re delighted to have been chosen by mutual provider Foresters Friendly Society as their annual charity from June 2019 to June 2020.

Each year, Foresters Friendly Society’s incoming President chooses a charity for the mutual’s members to support. In addition to ongoing charity fundraising around the country, the President will host a National Afternoon Tea event in September 2019 in aid of Rays of Sunshine. With the money raised, Foresters Friendly Society will enable us to continue to grant magical wishes and provide some comfort to brave and deserving families across the UK.

The partnership between Rays of Sunshine and Foresters Friendly Society commences on the 24th June 2019 at Foresters Friendly Society’s Annual General Meeting and will run until June 2020.

Michael Charlton-Hubble, President for Foresters Friendly Society commented:

“I wanted a charity that would help less able children and to spread some happiness. Rays of Sunshine are a perfect fit because they support children and their families, making wishes come true. Their organisation, sometimes helping whole hospital wards of children, is wonderful and something that myself, my family and Foresters Friendly Society are delighted to support.”

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine commented:

“We are thrilled Michael chose to support Rays of Sunshine during his year in office. We know Foresters Friendly Society are dedicated to supporting charities and are delighted that our charity will be helped by their members and the local community that they engage with. We are looking forward to working with them over the next year.”


About Foresters Friendly Society

Foresters Friendly Society was founded in 1834 and is a mutual organisation. The Society has approximately 70,000 members across 189 UK branches. The Society offers a range of financial savings, investment and insurance products, as well as a range of member benefits, including discretionary educational grants and healthcare support.

The Society’s mission is to be the most member-centric financial mutual in the UK.  Reinforcing its benevolent approach and member-centricity, in 2018 Foresters paid out over £1.1million back to its members in the form of discretionary grants and charitable donations.  This is in addition to the £2.2million paid out in the form of final bonuses to its policyholders and £1.1million in annual bonuses added to their guaranteed benefits.

Supporting charitable causes and getting involved in community activities is an essential part of the Society’s work. Each year the Society supports a charity and its fundraising activities are focused on supporting that charity. Action on Hearing Loss was the chosen charity for 2018/2019, and over £60,000 has been raised by members to date. Rays of Sunshine is the chosen charity for 2019/2020.

Foresters Friendly Society is the trading name of The Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society Limited which is an Incorporated Friendly Society (Registration No. 511F) and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Registration No. 110029).

Membership benefits are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority and are regularly reviewed to ensure they are relevant to members.

Foresters Friendly Society is on:

Twitter: @ForestersFriend

Facebook: ForestersFriendly

LinkedIn: Foresters Friendly Society