Thursday, May 17, 2018

Garfield Weston Anniversary

Phoenix DAS were extremely honoured this month to receive an invitation from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to a very special celebration held at Buckingham Palace. The reception was to mark the 60th anniversary of the Garfield Weston Foundation who are one of the funders of our work. The Foundation was established in 1958 by Garfield Weston who endowed it with 80% shares in the family business with the aim of benefiting the nation. The foundation has supported a wide range of projects covering areas such as the arts, the environment, education, health, science, and many projects directly supporting our communities. We are extremely lucky to have received a contribution from the foundation towards our core funding which allows us the security to continue delivering services where they are needed most. The reception was attended by Cath James (CEO) and William Davies (Chairman) and was a truly memorable event. It was a great chance to meet representatives of the foundation as well as to talk to people from a wide variety of other projects. This was, of course, made even more exciting as it took place in such a grand venue and included some wonderful canapes and champagne. We would like to send a massive thank you to all at the Garfield Weston Foundation for the invite and for the support they give us, and of course to HRH The Prince of Wales and all the staff at the Palace for hosting this special occasion.




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