The Moffat Charitable Trust was formed in 1999 following the death of Jim Moffat, the co-founder of A.T. Mays, the travel agents.
A.T. Mays, which was founded in Saltcoats in the mid 50’s as All Travel by Mr Moffat and his wife, Margie, grew to become the third largest travel agency group in the UK, employing in excess of 2500 people. It was sold by the Moffat family to The Royal Bank of Scotland in 1988.
The Trust received a bequest from Mr Moffat’s estate and it is the income from this bequest which it distributes each year. In addition, Margie Moffat made a substantial donation to the Trust during 2007.
The Trust provides financial support to a wide variety of charitable causes throughout Scotland, with preference given to organisations in Ayrshire and the West of Scotland.
The Trustees of The Moffat Charitable Trust are Margie Moffat, Jamie Moffat, Maureen Sledmere and Michael Nellany. The Trustees are delighted that Mrs Margie Moffat was awarded an OBE in the 2010 New Year's Honours List for charitable services in Ayrshire, which reflects the work of the Trust in recent years.