It's good business to support a charity


"We felt we couldn't stand by and not help. Again this year, we decided to continue our support for the charity Aid for the Aged in Distress. AFTAID, for short. It endeavours to provide immediate help when requested, from some of the most vulnerable and unimaginably hard up people in the country. Namely, elderly people who are destitute.
"We specifically chose AFTAID because we found it has an extraordinarily lean organisation. There is no dilution of the money we give it, into activities like public relations or unnecessary administration. It is run by unpaid volunteers. What goes in, comes out at the other end, in welfare grants."

NEIL MacDOUGALL, MD of Silverfleet Capital

Our employees are encouraged to support the wider community and to give time and money to charitable causes. Such involvement is not only of benefit to the community, but also a valuable means of increasing employee awareness and assisting in their development.

Currently our charitable giving policy is focused on AFTAID. As a team we took the decision to allocate our time and resources to a charity within which we could make a truly constructive difference.

About Silverfleet Capital

Silverfleet Capital is an award winning European private equity firm with over 20 years experience of backing management teams to create value for themselves and our investors.

We are owned by our partners and invest on behalf of a diversified group of international institutional investors. We have been investing in private equity deals for over 20 years, having previously been the private equity arm of Prudential plc and operating under the name PPM Capital.
Our team consists of 25 investment professionals operating out of offices in London, Munich, Paris and Chicago.

More information can be found at the Silverfleet Capital website


For more information:

A history of AFTAID

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Message from the Chair
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Meet the Trustees
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Our newsletter
The Bright Side

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AFTAID in print
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Beneficiaries say
Thank You

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Open door contributions
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AFTAID has provided grant aid for many and varied items

Nearly anything which is required to take away hardship from the day to day life of an older person. In recent years grants have been made to provide, or help in the purchase of:

Mobility scooters
Walk-in showers
Washing machines
Rise/recliner chair
Tumble drier
Small Emergency House Repairs
Essential or Emergency House Cleaning
Central Heating Boiler
Video Intercom
Installation of phone line
TFT Magnifier
'Blind' software for PC
Wheelchair powerpack
Wheelchair access Ramp
Bath Lift





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