Charity changes name to ‘something less quaint’


Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

After 102 years as an elderly welfare charity the Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association (DGAA) is to change its name. From January, the DGAA will be known the “Elizabeth Finn Trust” after its founder. The name change was almost unanimously approved at the charity’s AGM held in London on November 3. DGAA chairman Billy Carbutt told members that he believed the DGAA risked being seen as an “increasingly quaint and irrelevant organisation” that could no longer attract the support needed to achieve the DGAA’s charitable objectives. “In 1897, Elizabeth Finn established the DGAA to meet the real and pressing needs of a specific sector of Victorian society,” Mr Carbutt said. “In its context and in its time, the organisation she founded was aptly named but increasingly, as we are distanced by time and manners from the 1890s, the name given to the charity by Elizabeth Finn seems less and less appropriate. More than a century later, as the new millennium approaches, the time is right for change.” Mr Carbutt said a ne





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