Big guns line up for St Bride's celebration- St Bride's Church at 11.30 on 20th February

Big guns line up for St Bride's celebration- St Bride's Church at 11.30 on 20th February

Top names from show business, print and broadcasting have signed up to help the Journalists’ Charity celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The charity is holding a service of commemoration at St Bride’s church, “the cathedral of Fleet Street” on February 20th. It will be conducted by the Rector of St Bride’s the Venerable David Meara

Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre

Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre

He said: “What better place is there to honour the work of caring for those in our profession who need help and support after their service to journalism?”

The charity was founded by a group of parliamentary journalists who decided that support was needed for colleagues who had fallen on hard times. It is still run by journalists for journalists.

Today it operates it own retirement, care and after care homes and spends £400,000 a year on grants and emergency payments to journalists in trouble.


David Dinsmore, editor, The Sun

“We want to use this anniversary year to make as many journalists as possible aware of the support the charity can offer. It is particular fitting as Canon Meara, who has been such a strong friend to journalists, is retiring this year and it will be an opportunity for many to say goodbye.”

For tickets please email

More information contact Laurie Upshon, Chairman Journalists’ Charity  at 01386 725428/07836 532279

Journalists’ Charity, Dickens House, 35 Wathen Road, Dorking, RH4 1JY

The Journalists’ Charity is the working name of the Newspaper Press Fund and is a registered charity in England and Wales (208215) and Scotland (SCO42405)
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