Briggs and Forrester support local causes with new fund
30 January 2018
Northampton based building services contractors, The Briggs and Forrester Group have made a generous donation of £5,000 to five local charities in Northampton through their Briggs and Forrester Foundation Fund which is managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation.
The Briggs and Forrester Foundation presented a cheque of £3,000 to Live at Home, a local community project which is helping older people in the borough of Northampton to maintain their independence by providing a variety of services and social support.
The Briggs and Forrester Group CEO Paul Burton attended the cheque presentation at the charity and commented, “The Briggs & Forrester Foundation are very pleased to make this donation in support of Live at Home a cause that is very deserving, providing befriending and social support to our local elderly community.”
Colin Grundy, Manager of Live at Home said of the donation, “I’m delighted to receive this kind donation from the Briggs and Forrester Foundation. It will make such a difference to all of us here at Live at Home and will allow us to continue to run our much loved lunch clubs and other services that help to support the older community in Northamptonshire.”
Victoria Miles DL, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Community Foundation was also in attendance, “Briggs and Forrester have done an amazing job in raising much needed funds for smaller, mainly volunteer groups. We look forward to continuing this strong partnership and watch how their fund makes a difference to local communities.”
A donation of £500 was also awarded to each of the following groups, Good Companions (a community group that provides fortnightly social dances for older people), Kings Heath Over 50’s (a group set up to help reduce isolation for the over 50's), Kingsthorpe Park Allotment Association and Friends of Northampton Racecourse (A group set up to improve and provide facilities in the Park for all members of the community).