It is often remarked that the charity sector's diversity is a marvel to behold. With adjacent charity numbers - 1159540 and 1159541, respectively - two charities that registered on the same day in December encapsulate this variety: the Community Support Laundry of Liphook, which provides laundry facilities for poorer residents of a Hampshire town, and the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, which, over the course of its six-decade-plus existence, has worked with scientists and engineers in 30 European countries.
Also newly registered is the Invictus Games Foundation, which is linked to Prince Harry's multi-sport event for wounded veterans, and will distribute surpluses earned by its IW Games Community Interest Company, which organises the games.
But it's farewell to the Dostoyevsky Foundation, which leaves after 17 years educating the public about the Russian literary giant. And finally, it's not farewell to the British Sundial Society: it has de-registered, but also re-registered as a charitable incorporated organisation. About time, some might say.