1st July, 2015
On 26 June 2015, the Executive Committee of the EABF met for an historic Annual General Meeting. Chairman Giles Cooper had previously gained approval from the Deputy Prime Minister's Office to change the name of the charity from the EABF to the Royal Variety Charity and Buckingham Palace and the Cabinet Office followed by awarding the charity the honour of official use of the title 'Royal' within the charity's name. The Executive Committee subsequently officially voted to adopt the change of name of the charity with immediate effect.
Members of the Management Body present at this historic vote included (alphabetical order): WYN CALVIN MBE, PAT CHURCH, GILES COOPER, DEE-DEE CROSHER, PHIL DALE, KENNY EARLE, JOY FRANCOIS, IAN FREEMAN, CHERYL GARLAND, VALERIE GARLAND, FAWN JAMES, KEITH LASELLES, JOHN LOGAN, LAURIE MANSFIELD, VICKI MICHELLE MBE, GEORGE MURANYI, GORDON PETERS, BABS POWELL, REV. CANON ROGER ROYLE, KEITH SIMMONS, NICK THOMAS, PETER TOD and were accompanied by Charity Finance Director NILESH RUPAREL, Matron TATREE PREECE, PA to Chairman CATHRYN TOMLINSON and HaysMacIntyre auditor BERNIE WATSON.