About us

About us

Helping nurses in hardship

The Junius S. Morgan Benevolent Fund makes charitable grants
to members of the nursing profession who are in hardship for
a variety of reasons.

The Queen Mother
The Queen Mother at the “Nurses’ Memorial to King Edward VII. 1962”.
Photo reproduced with the kind permission of Nursing Times.

Our history

The charity was established in 1890 by policyholders of The Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses in memory of one of its founders, Mr Junius Spencer Morgan.

Since its inception it has made thousands of small grants to nurses, former nurses and nursing auxiliaries, on many occasions being the catalyst needed to help them turn their lives around.

What we do

The Fund makes charitable grants to members of the nursing profession who are in hardship for a variety of reasons.

The charity welcomes donations, large and small. All our administrative costs are borne by the Burdett Trust for Nursing which means that 100% of donations reach nurses in need.

“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for gifting me the extremely generous grant. I am not used to people helping me or indeed asking for help and was in absolute dire straits financially.” Helen, 2019

Our trustees

The Junius S. Morgan Benevolent Fund is governed by a board of voluntary trustees. The trustees direct the funding policy of the charity and make all grant decisions. All our administrative costs are borne by the Burdett Trust for Nursing which means that 100% of donations reach nurses in need.

Alan Gibbs

Alan Gibbs

Chairman of Trustees

Alan Gibbs was on the Council of the RNPFN from 1996 until its sale to Liverpool Victoria in 2001 and has been the Chairman of the Burdett Trust for Nursing since its inception.

His great-grandfather, Henry Hucks Gibbs, was one of the original sponsors of RNPFN in 1887. Alan graduated from Oxford in 1974 and worked for Flemings for 17 years before pursuing his own interests in the Far Eastern investment markets. He was a school governor for over 10 years.

Andrew Martin-Smith

Andrew Martin-Smith

Trustee

Andrew Martin Smith has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and currently works on private equity related matters with Guinness Asset Management.

He is Chairman of Parmenion Capital Management and a Director of other investment related companies including Church House Trust PLC, Runciman Investments, and Atlantis Japan Growth and M&G High Income investment trusts. Andrew is a trustee of several family and charitable organisations and a school governor.

Andrew Gibbs

Andrew Gibbs

Trustee

Andrew Gibbs joined Broad Street Asset Management in April 2019 as Chief Investment Officer. He has 30 years investment management experience focused on Asian, Emerging market and global equities for major global institutions in Asia, America and Europe. Over his career he has managed long only equity mandates, hedge funds, investment trusts, unit trusts, pension funds and multi asset portfolios.

He is a trustee of family trusts and a member of the stakeholder advisory board of CRISEA, a European Research Council research project on South East Asia. A keen skier, cricketer and pianist, he has 3 children and lives in London.

Shirley Baines

Shirley Baines

Chief Executive