Have you considered joining the Worshipful Company of Launderers, one of the friendliest and most welcoming of the world-famous London Livery Companies? The Worshipful Company of Launderers is just one of more than one hundred Livery companies, comprising London’s ancient and modern trade associations and Guilds most of which represent their respective craft, trade or profession.
Livery Companies play a significant part in the life of the City of London, not least by providing an enormous flow of charitable-giving together with social and networking opportunities. Liverymen retain voting rights for the senior civic offices, such as the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and the Corporation, its ancient municipal authority with extensive local government powers.
The ancient origins of Livery Companies were to care for their members in sickness and old age and this ethos has been carried into modern times by their immensely rewarding charitable aims of wide support in many areas for those in need, be they disabled children or technical education or indeed, the London Air Ambulance.
All of this packaged in social activities, both fun and low-key or with all the pomp and grandeur that only Livery Companies can showcase, sharing the magnificent, colourful pageantry and ancient customs of the City of London.
The first step to membership is to apply to become a Freeman of the Company. Once a Freeman of the Company you are automatically granted the opportunity to apply for the Freedom of the City which may become the first of many wonderful City traditional ceremonies in which you participate. You may then wish to proceed to full membership of the Company, ie., become a Liveryman and enjoy all the privileges of belonging to a City of London Livery Company bridging the ancient traditions and the modern needs. ¦
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