We are changing our name from Steamship Freshspring Society to Steamship Freshspring Trust

At our Annual General Meeting in June it was agreed that we would change our name from Steamship Freshspring Society to Steamship Freshspring Trust. The logic for this is that the definition of ‘Society’ suggests a club formed for a specific purpose - though there are obvious examples of quite large societies that are much more than that – whereas ‘Trust’ has the more legal connotation of trustees holding property on behalf of others. As the Freshspring Trustees ‘hold’ the ship on behalf of all the members this seemed a more appropriate name - and it probably gives a slightly more business-like impression to our current and future donors and supporters.

The Charity Commission has now accepted and registered the new name, so over the next weeks and months we will be making the changes to our website, social media and documents etc to reflect that. Nothing else will change – just the name.