Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust
In 1979 Mrs Elise Pilkington set up this Charitable Trust to help fund her two passions; equines and work that elderly charities do.
The objectives of the Trust are:
- To prevent cruelty to equine animals, to relieve suffering and distress amongst such equine animals, to care for and protect such equine animals including live horses being transported country to country for butchery if such animals are in need of care and protection by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or similar causes
- To provide social services for help for the relief of the aged and infirm.
The Trust gives approximately 2/3rds to equine charities and 1/3rd to elderly charities.
Since the Trust was established around £5m has been given to elderly and equine charities. In the last ten years some £600,000 has been given to elderly charities and £1,100,000 to equine charities.