On June 30th 2016, The Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) welcomed their Royal patron, HRH Princess Beatrice of York, along with supporters to their 30th Birthday Event last week; raising over £20,000.
Bucklebury House, the stunning family home of Willie and Marina Hartley-Russell was the setting for 100 BCF philanthropists, supporters and Trustees to celebrate Berkshire Community Foundation’s 30th Birthday. The event raised over £20,000 for ‘A Life Less Lonely, BCF’s current campaign, raising much needed funds to help adults and children across Berkshire struggling with loneliness and isolation.The evening began with a drinks reception, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York; Patron of The Berkshire Community Foundation. Guests were welcomed by BCF’s President James Puxley – The Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, Chairman Chris Barrett and Chief Executive Gerry Lejeune OBE; who shared exciting news on another record granting year for the foundation. Guests then enjoyed a dinner using local produce and an auction, including art, hosted by Cash in the Attic’s Jonty Hearnden.
Over the past 30 years BCF have inspired local businesses, Trusts and individuals to come together and invest in their local community and grants have supported local charities, voluntary groups and individuals across the county. Since 1986 when the Foundation was formed, over £10 million has been awarded in grants across Berkshire. BCF work throughout Berkshire to influence the critical issues and needs affecting our communities, build stronger communities and enrich lives in the county and help local people and organisations to manage their philanthropy and charitable giving.
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