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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We welcome new members A.R.K. Lasting Powers and Wills
A wonderfully warm welcome to our new members A.R.K. Lasting Powers and Wills whose support is greatly appreciated and will help make a difference to the lives of many local people.
An amazing transformation thanks to funding from Stevenage Community Trust
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Tea dance organised by Para Dance UK
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A big thank you to Alissia at Lawrence Dean Recruitment
A big thank you to Alissia at Lawrence Dean Recruitment for all her efforts in organising a Cake Sale and raising over £185 for Stevenage Community Trust.
New netting has now been installed at Codicote FC
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Stevenage Cricket Club unveils its new Junior Bola machine
Stevenage Cricket Club unveils its new Junior Bola machine. With a grant from Stevenage Community Trust, the town’s longest running sports club has been able to purchase an automatic bowling machine, which the club hopes will attract new junior members to the sport.
Volunteers available for local community projects
Stevenage Community Trust has worked with a number of local businesses over the years to match their staff volunteers with local organisations and we are currently seeking suitable projects for 2018.
Worthy award for our Chairman
We're very proud to announce that our Chairman, Robert Stewart was recently awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary for his commitment to the Stevenage community.