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Gullands Solicitors appointed to Charity Bank?s panel of solicitors

Charity Bank has appointed Maidstone law firm Gullands Solicitors to its panel of law firms representing Southern England and London.

Charity Bank is an ethical and social purpose bank that seeks deposits from socially conscious individuals and lends solely to charities, community organisations and social enterprises.  Established in 2002, Charity Bank has made loan commitments of over £180m.

Within the South East, Charity Bank has provided funding and support to a number of charities including the National Headway Brain Injury Association that sought to establish a day centre and C J Gallard's Almshouses Charitable Trust helping it enlarge its existing almshouse flats and providing six additional homes.

Blair Gulland, Partner and Chairman at Gullands Solicitors, commented: “Charity Bank is an exciting, innovative and ethical bank that making a real difference to the lives of many people around the country. Gullands is delighted to have been appointed onto its panel of solicitors.”

Carolyn Sims, Charity Bank said: “Charity Bank offers a genuinely different banking model for socially committed and ethical investors.  We offer our investors a fair rate of interest and use the money invested with us to lend to charities and other organisations that help improve and enrich the society we live in.  Our legal panel are very much part of our team and we are delighted to have Gullands on our panel.”

Gullands acts for a number of charities across the South East including the Almshouse Association, Kent Community Foundation, MCCH Society and Kent Wildlife Trust.