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Brabners to establish Waterloo Uncovered as a registered charity

Brabners to establish Waterloo Uncovered as a registered charity

Wednesday 1st July 2015

The charity team at North West law firm Brabners have been appointed to establish Waterloo Uncovered as a registered charity.

Waterloo Uncovered is a ground breaking archaeology project which aims to explore the battlefield of Waterloo and reveal secrets that have been buried underground for 200 years.

While the Battle of Waterloo has been studied by generations of historians, it is the first major international archaeological project at the former battlefield using the latest technology and practices developed by conflict archaeologists.

Waterloo Uncovered has been developed by two soldiers from the Coldstream Guards, Major Charles Foinette, who currently serves with 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, and ex-serviceman Mark Evans. The project is also supported by a number of universities including Glasgow, Dundee, Gent and Utrecht, the Service Public de Wallonie and LP Archaeology.

The archaeology is led by Dr Tony Pollard, who heads the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at Glasgow University, and includes both professional archaeologists from across Europe and wounded veterans from recent military campaigns. The team has so far discovered coins, buttons, and English and French musket balls.

The aims of Waterloo Uncovered are to transform understanding of the Battle through archaeology as all findings will be made publicly available and to provide a unique opportunity for veterans to participate in an important dig and support those that are injured in their recovery.

Stephen Claus, Partner and Head of Charity and Social Enterprise at Brabners said: “Registration as a charity will enhance Waterloo Uncovered’s ability to raise funds from grant makers and others who as tax payers can use gift aid to increase the value of their gift, making even more cash available to fulfil the charity’s objects. Fascinating and incredibly interesting projects such as this do not come along everyday, and we are delighted Mark and his colleagues have chosen to use Brabners to help with registration which can be a daunting process, leaving the team free to concentrate on the project.”

Mark Evans, Project Co-ordinator of Waterloo Uncovered, said: “This is an exciting new chapter in the story of Waterloo Uncovered. Charity status will allow us to significantly increase the project’s reach; doing more archaeology and helping more soldiers and veterans. At such a significant juncture we are glad to be in the very capable hands of Brabners.”

http://www.waterloouncovered.com/

For further information please contact:
Anne Griffiths, PR Manager
Brabners LLP
DD 0151 600 3072
Mobile 07772 052196
Email anne.griffiths@brabners.com