The new High Sheriff of Somerset Johnnie Halliday has visited projects in Bath and North East Somerset along with Claire Wynne Hughes from Quartet Community Foundation.
Claire Wynne Hughes, Philanthropy Executive with Quartet Community Foundation said: “We jumped at the opportunity to introduce the High Sheriff to some of the community groups who’ve benefited from grants thanks to Quartet’s fund holders. The visits also gave the groups the opportunity to explain about the important work they do.”
Johnnie Halliday, High Sheriff for Somerset said: “Thanks to the Quartet network I was able to meet some leaders and members from these amazing charities and receive a very warm welcome. It was a real privilege to meet so many dedicated and passionate advocates in North East Somerset and to witness the great work of the teams and volunteers involved in their local communities.”
During the visit local projects Mentoring Plus, Age UK B&NES, SWALLOW and WPA highlighted some of the region’s most pressing social needs such as academic underachievement, raising aspirations for young people and breaking isolation for local older people and those with learning difficulties.
Small, local good causes who are interested in grant funding are invited to contact Quartet Community Foundation.
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