The Lodders Charitable Foundation

Established in 2016 to support regional charities that make a real difference to their communities.

The Lodders Charitable Foundation (LCF) supports regional charities where a real difference can be made; something that reflects Lodders’ longstanding commitment to the community.

The trustees of the LCF are all members of the Lodders family: senior partner Martin Green, David Lodder, Mark Miller, Alistair Howard, Mike Wakeling, Baldish Khatkar, Katie Mann, and Angela Howard.

The LCF was formed under the expert guidance of Lodders’ charity law expert Mark Lewis and, since it was created in 2016, has donated an incredible £75,000 to local independent charities.

The LCF regular fundraising events currently include its annual Charity Dog Walk, and an Autumn drinks reception, most recently held at Castle Fine Art in Stratford upon Avon

Supporting charities in Lodders’ local communities

Stratford Food BankNetworkFour and Cheltenham Open Door and Stratford’s Orchestra of the Swan are the named beneficiaries of current fundraising.  The foundation also fundraises for additional charities through specific events.

Stratford Food Bank

Stratford Food Bank aims to prevent or relieve poverty in and around Stratford-upon-Avon by providing emergency food supplies to those in need. With the charity having to find alternative premises for its Christmas Hamper project this year – which delivers Christmas hampers to those for whom the festive period may be difficult – the donation from the LCF will help fund the rent required to pay for the new space.

Network Four

Network Four is a small growing charity that, since it began in 2008, has supported and engaged over 6,500 young people, adults, and families in crisis thanks to a dedicated team and volunteers who strive to help transform their circumstances and give hope for the future.

Cheltenham Open Door

Originally founded in 1992 as Open Door at Christmas, Cheltenham Open Door is committed to providing support to the town’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged, and lonely people, but receives no central funding and relies entirely on donations to run.

Orchestra of the Swan

Founded in 1995, Orchestra of the Swan is an English professional chamber orchestra based in Stratford upon Avon. It is passionate about promoting new music and runs a program of work in care homes, schools, and rural areas around the West Midlands.