Decision made by the Charity Commission on 29 September 2003.
The commission considered an application from Fine Lady on a White Horse Appeal for registration as a charity. The organisation aimed to commission, erect and maintain a statue representing the nursery rhyme ‘Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross’ and carry out associated activities. The commission concluded that with revised object wording, the organisation would be established for exclusively charitable purposes and could be registered.
This decision is significant because the commission considered the circumstances in which statues, monuments or memorials can give public benefit in a charitable way.