Sir Tom hails Carnegie Trust’s centenary

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SIR TOM Farmer, a holder of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, has launched Carnegie UK Trust‘s centenary celebrations with a message to a reception for philanthropic organisations from across the country in London.

The reception, held at Dover House, the Scotland Office on Whitehall, was attended by a number of distinguished guests and long-time partners of the trust including the Plunkett Foundation, NCVO, and The Wildlife Trusts.

Commenting on the trust’s milestone birthday, Sir Tom said: “The Carnegie UK Trust is best known for continuing Andrew Carnegie’s legacy in building 660 libraries around the UK.

“The trust created partnerships and supported new and emerging organisations, many of which are now household names, and together with them helped to create many aspects of modern Britain.”

A year-long programme of celebratory events is planned.