Northamptonshire Community Foundation has raised a glass to celebrate 15 years of giving at its anniversary garden party.
The foundation’s chairman, Paul Southworth, hosted the garden party which took place on Thursday afternoon, with friends of the foundation joining together to celebrate the charity’s 15-year anniversary.
The foundation has been providing grants to local groups and communities in Northamptonshire since 2001. Over the last 15 years the charity has worked with families, individuals, companies, charitable trusts and organisations to support some of the most vulnerable communities in Northamptonshire.
By working with community groups, individual and family donors and corporates they have made a huge difference across Northamptonshire; to individual lives, to communities and to the county as a whole. Since 2001 Northamptonshire Community Foundation has raised £9 million in endowment and supported 2,500 groups in the county.
Friends from past and present attended the event to highlight the great work of the foundation and to celebrate their success during this 15 year milestone.
The event also celebrated some of the groups the foundation continue to support, music during the evening was provided by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust and a special 15 year anniversary cake was made especially for the occasion by the ladies at The Good Loaf.
Victoria Miles, chief executive of the foundation, said: “We are delighted to come together with our fund holders and donors to celebrate 15 years of the foundation and we look forward to continuing our support to the amazing voluntary and community groups here in our County in the years to come.’