Become a Company Member

Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice is a company limited by guarantee (LBG), the objects of which are to raise funds for the direct benefit of Les Bourgs Hospice.


What is a company limited by guarantee?

A company limited by guarantee is much like an ordinary private company limited by shares.  It is registered at the Guernsey Registry, must file an annual validation each year, and has directors.  The major difference is that the company does not have a share capital or any shareholders, but members who control it.  

A company limited by guarantee must have members who will promise that, in the event of financial difficulties, they will pay a certain amount, in this case £1.  In this way, the liability of members is "limited" to £1.

The main advantage of becoming a company limited by guarantee is that it provides greater protection for the management committee in terms of liability (limited to £1) and increases our accountability to the public.


Becoming a member of the LBG company

Company members are entitled to attend and vote at Annual General Meetings (AGMs).  Company members can effectively appoint and remove the directors, and will have ultimate control over the company.

Please note that Friends Supporters will also be entitled to attend the AGMs, but they will not be entiteld to vote.

We would very much welcome you becoming a company member of Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice LBG and should you wish to do so please download and complete a consent form below, which should be returned to the company secretary at the Hospice.

If you have any queries or would like any further information about become a company member please contact Liz de Carteret, Chair, at 

If you would like to become a company member please complete the below form and return it to the Hospice for the attention of the Friends Committee.

If you are a member and you move house please notify us of your address so we can continue to keep in touch with you.