Celebrating philanthropy and the good causes it supports

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Bryony Johnstone, left, awarded the second Penny Johnstone Award to Emma Hamilton from Wansdyke Play Association
Our new Chair Helen Wilde
Bristol Lord Mayor Cleo Lake, with Cllr Martin Fodor and Cllr Jude English
The food was provided by Moveable Feast, Bristol Hospitality Network's social enterprise

Over 130 people came along to our Annual Celebration at The Foundation (underneath Triodos Bank, Bristol) last night to help us celebrate of year of philanthropy.

We hope everyone who came along for the afternoon’s workshops found them informative- there were two workshops were an opportunity for local good causes to learn more and share knowledge about:

The evening’s audience had the opportunity to meet our new Chair of Trusees, Helen Wilde, and find out more about her plans to help us develop philanthropy in the West of England.

Bryony Johnstone, the daughter of our founding Director Penny Johnstone, awarded the second Penny Johnstone Award to Emma Hamilton from Wansdyke Play Association plus a cheque for £500. The award recognised WPA’s valuable work with local families and children in some of the most deprived areas of B&NES.

The evening’s food was provided by Moveable Feast, Bristol Hospitality Network’s social enterprise arm, which not only offers a selection of delicious middle eastern inspired dishes but also helps  members gain skills through cooking meals for large events, working as part of a team, and being involved in all areas of organising an event. The profit from their activities goes back to benefiting their members, improving the service and building the team’s skills.

We really appreciate the support shown on the day by all who attended and hope that all the staff and volunteers from local groups who came, plus our greatly valued local philanthropists and esteemed guests found it an interesting and inspiring evening and that they forged new connections to further their work.