David Lodder, Chairman of Lodders Charitable Foundation, presented the cheques to Lifespace Trust’s Andrea Gardner and The Shakespeare Hospice’s Fiona Stark at the Foundation’s annual drinks reception, this year at Stratford’s Castle Fine Art Gallery.
Since its launch in 2016, Lodders Charitable Foundation has raised around £50,000 for regional charities.
This year the Foundation chose Lifespace Trust, an independent charity that mentors young people aged between 9 and 19, to help them build resilience and achieve more, and Shakespeare Hospice, which offers supportive care for patients living with a diagnosis or life limiting illness, and also provides supportive and emotional care to those facing or coping with a loss.
As part of its 2019 fundraising, the Foundation has also raised £7,000 for children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, thanks to Lodders’ partners Michael Wakeling, Alastair Frew and James Spreckley who cycled 310 miles from London to Paris in four days. At the reception, the charity’s Emily Waddell presented the trio with a certificate of fundraising in thanks and recognition of their achievement.
Colleagues and friends of the Foundation attended the art gallery drinks reception, including volunteers and trustees of the charities chosen by the Foundation as its beneficiaries this year, that includes Cheltenham Open Door.
Speaking at the event, David Lodder, Chairman of Lodders Charitable Foundation, said: “2019 has been a brilliant year for the Charitable Foundation, and it has been a great privilege to raise funds for such worthwhile charities in our region. The work Lifespace Trust, The Shakespeare Hospice and CLIC Sargent carry out in the local community and beyond is invaluable, and we are thrilled to be able to make a substantial donation to support their efforts.”
Handelsbanken was the sponsor of the event, food was provided by The Loft Kitchen and drinks by Vin Neuf of Stratford.
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Images (left to right):
Image 1: The Lodders Charitable Foundation has raised funds for Lifespace Trust, CLIC Sargent and The Shakespeare Hospice. Left to right, Andrea Gardner (Lifespace), David Lodder, Emily Waddell (Clic Sargent), Fiona Murphy (The Shakespeare Hospice).
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