2017 Dinner and Dance fundraiser breaks record
8th November 2017
The dinner and dance is our main fundraiser each year. Two years ago we managed to raise £25k in our 25th year, last year we reached our target of raising £26k in our 26th year so this year we aimed to raise £27k in our 27th year. We were therefore thrilled that we surpassed our target and reached £28,100.
Chair of the Trust Robert Stewart said "For the third consecutive year the kind, generous sponsors and guests at our annual black tie dinner and dance helped the Stevenage Community Trust to reach another record breaking amount for one single event beating last year’s total of £26,000.
Whilst the result of £28,100 is a collaborative effort, Adrian and Jennie Hawkins and of Weldability and Simon and Pam Galbraith of Redgate Software’s magnanimous support along with so many others helped us realise these new heights – thank you.
To be able to do so with our Founder Hilda Lawrence’s son Paul in attendance along with our evergreen former director Tom Johnson MBE was even more special. To top all of this off our guest speaker Roz Savage inspired us all with her vivid stories of how she single-handedly rowed across the Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Oceans – truly an amazing evening with all the monies raised helping those in need with our community."
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Video of our Stevenage Community Trust Grants Evening
Please take a look at the video of our recent Stevenage Community Trust Grants Evening.
Video from Stevenage Community Trust Annual Dinner and Dance 2017
Please take a look at the video of the recent annual Stevenage Community Trust dinner and dance held at The Priory Barn at Little Wymondley with special guest speaker Roz Savage MBE.
Heating Grant Applications
Applications are now open for our heating grants; helping the most vulnerable in our society to keep warm during the cold winter months.
Former President Barry Norman CBE has sadly passed away aged 83.
Former Stevenage Community Trust President Barry Norman CBE who supported the trust from the first days when it was founded in 1990 has sadly passed away aged 83.
Tributes paid to councillor and former trustee Graham Clark
We were extremely sad to learn of the passing of councillor Graham Clark, an important member of our grants committee who served on our board of trustees for many years.
Our largest ever grant for new playground at Bedwell Park officially opened
Our largest ever grant to provide a new playground at Bedwell Park in memory of our founder Hilda Lawrence was officially opened this week by the Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr John Lloyd and Chairman of Stevenage Community Trust, Robert Stewart.
Passing of Sherma Batson
It was with shock and great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Sherma Batson this week. She was a strong supporter of Stevenage Community Trust, providing representation on our Board of Trustees as well as fundraising for our cause. She will be remembered fondly and will be a significant loss to the people of Stevenage who she served with great passion and enthusiasm.
Pride of Stevenage Special Award
Stevenage Community Trust Chair of Trustees Robert Stewart and Vice-Chair Martin Addrison were thrilled to be presented the Judges Special Award at the prestigious Pride of Stevenage reception hosted by the Mayor.