We are The Edward Starr Charitable Trust. A registered Charity, registered no. 1127497, formed to fund various projects with the aim to help children smile.
We are an independent foundation. Our income comes from the 5% of pre-tax profits from The Seico Group, from Community Fundraising with the Telecom Plus plc t/a Utility Warehouse and from numerous companies and individuals who generously give their time and money.
We operate to high standards and act with integrity.
We aim to be:
* Accessible to all
* Approachable and supportive
* Responsive and customer focused
* Timely and transparent
All our operating costs are covered by our sponsor, Seico Group and as such all other donations/gifts are distributed 100% to children. We will never use donations/gifts from individuals or sponsors (other than these already agreed) to cover our running costs. We believe that all donations should go direct to the children.
At the heart of the Trust is transparency. We believe that everyone has the right to see what has been achieved with their generosity.
We will always strive to work in an ‘ethical’ way, this includes using ethical bank accounts and taking donations only from recognised and legitimate sources, be they individuals or companies. Any funding we agree to must always follow this ethos.