The Journalists’ Charity is the working name of the Newspaper Press Fund and is a registered charity in England and Wales (208214) and in Scotland (SC042405)

The charity operates within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The principal office of the charity Dickens House is: 11 Ribblesdale, Roman Rd, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3EX.


All trustees are journalists who work or have worked in various forms of journalism

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Television and radio news
  • Online
  • Training and public relations

The governance of the Journalists’ Charity is vested in its council, which consists of chairman, treasurer, 18 ordinary members and up to three co-opted members. The members of council act as trustees of the charity and are journalists who are elected at the annual general meeting by members of the charity.

Each year one-third of the ordinary members of council retire from office at the annual general meeting and the vacancies are filled by election.

The current trustees are:

Christine Warwick, Chair
Paul Jones, Deputy Chair
Chris Boffey
Richard Burgess
John Crowley
Alison Gow
Alison Phillips
Ramsay Smith
Mike Watson


A number of members act on behalf of the charity across the country. We are grateful to those who have volunteered to meet and give advice on those who ask for us for help. We are also grateful for the dedicated work done by those regional committees in Birmingham, Glasgow, Wales and Wessex who organise events, raise money and seek to increase the profile of the charity in their area.

Derek Inman is chairman of the West Midlands District. Gerry Armes is honorary life president and also treasurer.

Tim Rogers is chairman, John Curzon is secretary and Julie Kissick is treasurer.

Robin Britton.

Andrew Harries

You can read our annual report for 2023 here.

Annual Report 2023

You can read our annual report for 2023 here.

Annual Report 2022

You can read our annual report for 2021 here.

Annual report 2021

You can read our annual report for 2020 here.

Annual Report 2020

You can read our annual report for 2019 here.

Annual Report 2019

You can read our annual report for 2018 here.

Annual Report 2018

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