Exits and Entrances: Dolly Parton's literacy charity joins the Charity Commission register

Plus: Barnet Impact and the Molesworth Eleemosynary Charity

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Exits thought it had seen everything, but then came the registration at the Charity Commission of Barnet Impact: how novel - a charity working to improve haircuts for the public benefit. Ah, no, sorry – that would be Barnet, as in the place in north London. Ah well.

On the topic of impactful barnets, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has just registered the Dollywood Foundation UK – registered in England and Wales since 2007 – paving the way for the country star Dolly Parton's literacy charity to expand across the UK. Its focus is on children – but only from 9am to 5pm, presumably.

Meanwhile, it's farewell to the Leicestershire-based Molesworth Eleemosynary Charity, which registered in 1963 with the charmingly old-fashioned objects of providing "payment to 10 poor widows and widowers on Christmas Day". It has now left the register, as has the Dorset-based charity Museum of Net Manufacture - but despair ye not, O net manufacturing history aficionados, for the museum lives on in merged form, having been tacked on to nearby Bridport Museum.

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