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Charity board appointment for Blair Gulland

Blair Gulland, Chairman of Gullands Solicitors, has been appointed as Chairman Elect of the Almshouse Association, to take effect from the
30 June 2014.

The Almshouse Association represents 1,700 independent almshouse charities throughout the United Kingdom and offers assistance, advice, guidance and encouragement to numerous trustee bodies, to enable them to provide suitable accommodation for over 35,000 people.  Blair is the second generation within the Gulland family to be involved with the organisation, following his uncle, Douglas Gulland who was a member of the National Executive.

Blair has also been travelling around the country on behalf of the Patrons Award Panel of the Almshouse Association.  The panel reports directly to HRH Prince Charles who is closely involved with the organisation.  Commenting on his appointments, Blair said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Chairman of the Almshouse Association, which is connected with thousands of homes across the country and it plays a key role in providing social housing.”

Blair recently attended a fundraising lunch for the organisation hosted at Penshurst Place by Lord and Lady De L’isle.  The lunch was attended by leading figures associated with charities and charitable housing in the county and was followed by a tour of the gardens at Penshurst.

 Blair is the head of Charity Law department at Gullands Solicitors and can be reached at b.gulland@gullands.com