Clarke Willmott LLP & SCF support the St Francis Youth Group’s Holiday Club
The St. Francis Youth Group have recently received £1000 of funding for their Holiday Club, made possible by a grant from the Clarke Willmott Fund, which is managed by Somerset Community Foundation. The Youth Group works in Sydenham and Bower, part of a large council estate in Bridgwater, and the Holiday Club aims to provide fun activities and outings for children aged 5 to 12 years old during the school summer holidays. The funding will go towards providing arts and crafts materials and subsidising the coach trips, so that every child has the chance to attend the sessions.
Representatives from the Youth Group attended a lunch reception at Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office last week, which brought together charities and community groups funded by Somerset Community Foundation. Clarke Willmott staff and the charity representatives heard from Senior Partner Stuart Thorne and Mary Hancock, Deputy Chief Executive of Somerset Community Foundation, and took the chance to discuss informally the impact the funding has made to people who rely on their groups.
Mary Hancock said “Clarke Willmott has been an outstanding supporter of community projects in Somerset for several years, and it was wonderful to see their staff to see the impact of the Clarke Willmott Fund. Somerset Community Foundation manages endowment funds for local companies like Clarke Willmott, which will allow them to keep on making a difference for many years to come.”