The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

About us


Jeremy Leigh Pemberton, CBE, DL (Chairman) *
Henry Freeland RIBA
Andrew Jackson
Dr. Michael O’Brien MD FRCP
Francesca Radcliffe
Julia Sibley MBE *
Andrew Wimble *

*member of the Investment Committee

Executive Director

Jane Thorne



“THE D’OYLY CARTE CHARITABLE TRUST” and the logo DCT are the registered trademarks of The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5638406 and Registered Charity No. 1112457.

Living Paintings is a unique publishing house, and the only charity in the UK which designs, creates and publishes tactile and audio books with raised pictures accompanied by audio descriptions for blind and partially sighted people – Touch to See books. Published titles are suitable for anyone from pre-school to adult and the wide and growing range is designed to provide education and life-long learning, enhance lifestyle and support leisure interests. Titles are distributed via a free postal service.

In the charity’s 25th anniversary year, it is now developing a new style of book that will help change the lives of its growing adult library membership:  Short Stories. Twenty titles will be created in this new series, and the Trust has continued its support of Living Paintings by launching the fundraising for this project with a grant of £4,500 in 2015 towards the publication of the first three titles.