Celebrity cat immortalised in charity form

Plus: an example of post-modernist branding, and we say au revior to a Francophone culture charity

New charity the Hamish McHamish foundation is inspired by a local feline
New charity the Hamish McHamish foundation is inspired by a local feline

We start in Scotland with news of a celebrity cat's immortalisation in charitable form. The newly registered Hamish McHamish Foundation, a community charity in St Andrews, is named after a local feline (now deceased) that has been the subject of a book and a bronze statue in the town's centre.

Also registering with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is a new entity with the charity number SC045423, and whose name is - well, legally speaking, it's also SC045423. Either it's post-modernist branding or this children's charity had a mix-up with the forms. At any rate, its register entry says it operates as the Free to Live Trust.

South of the border, we say goodbye to the Nostradamus Foundation, which educated the public about the quasi-religious movement the Kabbalah. It has been removed from the charity register, as was no doubt predicted in the charity governance chapter of Nostradamus's 1557 work Les Propheties.

Enfin, it's au revoir to the charity Nous Aussi, which promoted Francophone history and culture. Encore? Non, parce que it has been deregistered.

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