In this unprecedented time for the industry and the wider world, the service of advice, support and wellbeing available from the CIOB Benevolent Fund has never been more important.

During this very challenging year, your Benevolent Fund has been able to help members and their families. We have been offering advice on employment, housing, income replacement and supporting members directly with the costs of skills-based training. Furthermore, we have been providing financial support as well as wellbeing support, which is available via our partnership with Anxiety UK. Access to these services has made a positive difference to many.

All of this has been made possible wholly by the voluntary support of CIOB members through their donations. Over many years, this support has enabled us to maintain and develop a broad range of support for members in circumstances of difficulty.

Your donations continue to make a very real and positive difference to the daily lives of our members and their families globally.

Our heartfelt thanks for all donations, go to the many thousands of CIOB members whose generosity has enabled us to maintain the service during this unprecedented time and in previous years.

Thank you all.

Peter Smith FCIOB

Chair of the CIOB Benevolent Fund Board of Trustees.