SCF Chief Executive attends Downing Street Reception

January 14, 2015

The team at Somerset Community Foundation were proud and delighted that our Chief Executive Justin Sargent was invited by David Warburton, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Somerton and Frome, to attend an exclusive charity reception hosted by Samantha Cameron. The reception was held at No.10 Downing Street last night and was part of the Charity Champions events, which aim to raise awareness of UK charities and recognises the valuable work they do for local communities.

David Warburton explained, “I was delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Justin Sargent and the Somerset Community Foundation to Samantha Cameron this week.

“The Charity Champions reception at No. 10 Downing Street has become something of an institution, with many major charities receiving recognition for the significant work they do.  Samantha Cameron wanted to recognise the SCF for their tremendously hard work in promoting vibrant, inclusive communities here in Somerset. This is particularly important given the work they did to manage the huge funds donated during the floods twelve months ago.”

Justin commented “It was a great honour to be invited to no.10 Downing Street and meet Samantha Cameron who clearly understands and feels passionate about the role of the voluntary sector in our country today. We saw during the floods crisis how important communities are in response to emergencies, but the reception was also a great reminder of the magnificent contribution made by charities in every community, every day.”

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