The Foundation celebrated the culmination of events in Philanthropy Week 2012 with afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny to applaud the work of the Gwent High Sheriff and the way in which the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund at the Community Foundation in Wales addresses local needs.
Guests joined the Foundation, the High Sheriff of Gwent Elizabeth Murray and Gwent Police for an afternoon tea in the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny. Lord Lieutenant of Gwent Simon Boyle, Chief Constable of Gwent Carmel Napier, High Sheriff of Gwent Elizabeth Murray, and Adrian Mahoney from Kaleidoscope (a drugs rehabilitation charity in Newport which has been supported over the last two years by the High Sheriff’s Fund) spoke about their work and how instrumental philanthropy can be in meeting local needs. Tom Morris, Finance, Research and Grants Officer at the Community Foundation spoke about the needs in Gwent and demonstrated clearly how the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund efficiently targets these areas of need and deprivation.
The Gwent High Sheriff’s Community Fund helps to provide a safer and better quality of life for the people of Gwent by supporting community-based initiatives, which mentor and inspire young people with the aim of reducing crime and improving community safety.
The Fund was created by the High Sheriff of Gwent to fundraise for, and invest in, community projects across the local authorities of Newport, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Monmouthshire. For further information on the Fund please visit www.ghscf.org.uk