Our charity work

The charity part of the Company, the Plumbers Charity, strives to change lives for the better in everything we do.

Our vision is to promote better plumbers better plumbing, better health and better lives. We do this by supporting plumbing education, training and development and the promotion of the ‘craft of plumbing’.


We are also focussed on making a real difference for people both in the United Kingdom and in developing countries through our support of projects that improve the provision of clean water, sanitation, improve public health and community welfare.

In recognition of being in the City of London, we also support educational and charitable activities within, or related, to the City.

Some highlights of our charity work include:


Mercy Ships:


We are currently sponsoring the onboard plumber for Mercy Ships, who provide healthcare services on board their specially designed ship, a hospital on the sea, in developing countries. The plumber not only maintains all of the vital services aboard the ship but also gets involved in water-based projects ashore when the ship is providing their medical services. 
As part of our support for Chris, the onboard plumber, we are receiving regular updates from him on the work he is carrying out. Please click on the links below to read these interesting updates;
Chris’ June 2019 update 
Chris’ July 2019 update 
We will be posting more live updates from the plumber on board so please come back to the website for more news! 
You can also see a short video on Mercy Ships’s work by clicking on the picture.




Provision of 100 emergency water filters via Aquabox, who respond to natural disasters across the globe. We are proud to be able to support this charity, and our support will give 50 million litres of clean water across the lifecycle of the filters we have funded. The Aquaboxes distributed not only contain a water filter but other vital supplies for those in most desperate need. Click on the picture above to see a short film about Aquabox.

Village by Village:


We support Village by Village, a charity that provides clean water and sanitation for villages across Ghana, not only are drinking water and sewage facilities built but also essential training on the maintenance of the facilities and basic hygiene training are provided.

Details of our Charity can be found on the Charity Commissioner’s website, charity number 800043.



The present trustees are Past Master Charles Yuill (Chairman), Past Masters David Hamilton, Steve Hodkinson, Robert Burgeon and Antony Paterson-Fox, Assistants Charles Brooks and Janet Rivers, Past Steward Michael Cooper and Liveryman James Dalton. One trustee retires each year and a new trustee is appointed. Together they bring a wide experience of the trade and the City. The secretary to the Trustees is Clive Sofaer.

Affiliated and Supported Charities

Plumbing Related


Plumbers’ Museum Workshop Trust, Amberley Museum, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex. There is also a static display at the Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

RN, Army and RAF Top Apprentices Awards

Gold and Silver Medal and Other Potential Annual Awards for Plumbing Trainees and Colleges.

City Related


Richmond Sea Cadet Unit.

Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Student Grant support

The Lord Mayors’ Appeal

Could we also help you?


For requests to the Charity write to or telephone the Clerk, Adrian Mumford, Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Carpenters’ Hall, 1 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2JJ Tel: 020 7628 8880

Interested in becoming a member

If you would like to find out more about joining the Plumbers click on the link below

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