A gathering of philanthropists in the Surrey Hills

4th October 2022

A big thank you to many of our Donors who joined us on Wednesday 28 September at the glorious Hampton Estate near Farnham and Guildford, for our first face-to-face Donor Gathering since the start of the pandemic. We are very grateful to estate owners Bridget and Bill Biddell for welcoming us so warmly.

After such a long time, it was really nice to meet people face-to-face – and lovely to see such lively conversation going on! We were joined by Donors from all the different types of Funds that we manage – Corporate Funds held on behalf of businesses, Pooled Funds for which panels of volunteers fundraise for a particular cause close to their heart, and Family Funds. We have a number of new Fund and Grant Managers – and they really enjoyed the evening, getting to meet and have quality conversations with Donors about why they give and how we can best support them.

The social event included speeches from our Chair of Trustees, Sir Denis O’Connor CBE, Bridget Biddell, Vice President of the Community Foundation and formerly High Sheriff of Surrey, and our Chief Executive, Rebecca Bowden.

With our Donors’ enormous generosity, we are making a massive difference by providing positive solutions in our communities for local people and disadvantaged individuals. Do get in touch with us if you would like to join our family of Donors.


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