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clock button   Our History
1874 A Dinner at the Cannon Street Hotel to celebrate the
Silver Jubilee of King Willem III of The Netherlands
     An after dinner speaker spoke of the plight of some Dutch people living in
the UK. Due to this inspiring speech, a spontaneous collection raised £ 160, worth £ 10,000 today.

1875 KWF Officially Registered
     King Willem III himself is the most notable donor to the Fund

1895 Princess Wilhelmina
     Becomes the first Royal Patron whilst on a visit to see Queen Victoria.
Royal Support of the Fund has continued to this day.

TODAY We continue the Tradition of our Founders
  An encouraging hand to help people in difficulties get back on the road to recovery. We consider all applications and provide help for the less fortunate
in our society
  For over 140 years the fund has helped in many ways
  Today, we deal with legal problems, housing difficulties, family problems, medical requirements, etc. where an often modest sum can help to open doors and reveal solutions.

Sometimes simply a telephone call, a visit, a Christmas card or flowers can brighten a lonely life.