Richard Holme, Tax Partner at Creaseys LLP, the award winning Tunbridge Wells-based accountancy firm, has been named as a trustee of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust (www.canterburycathedraltrust.org). Richard has a deep interest in heritage matters and is a supporter of Historic Houses Association, the Georgian Group, SAVE and Naval Dockyards Society and has been active in several campaigns to safeguard Kent heritage (for example, at Sheerness).
The Canterbury Cathedral Trust is an independent charity, established in 1974, to raise income for the Cathedral from individual donors, trusts and foundations and other partners. The fund supports large scale conservation projects and also the development of education, music and craftsmanship, and contributes the equivalent of around a quarter of the Cathedral’s annual income. The Trust’s chairman is Lord De L’Isle.
Since 2006 over £16 million has been raised, allowing the Cathedral to complete a number of important projects. The Trust has recently launched a fundraising campaign in the US under the patronage of President George HW Bush and is hoping to submit a major bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund in November 2012.
“I am delighted and proud to become a trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust,” says Richard Holme. “The Trust is doing sterling work to protect the Cathedral for future generations and I am looking forward to providing them with my support.”
Creaseys, which was recently named ‘Best Single Office Tax Practice in the UK’ at the Taxation Awards 2012, acts for a number of historic houses, including Finchcocks and Penshurst Place.