The Burnham Foundation
The Burnham Foundation (TBF) has now made 22 grants to local organisations to a value of £4,700 seeking to promote sport and the arts, and supporting the young, and not so young, within our community.
Following on from our successful Rugby Supper which filled Burnham Park Hall and raised over £1,200 – our guest speaker Will Greenwood has just returned from his Charity trek to the North Pole. TBF shared its surplus with Will’s primary charity – Borne - which is committed to raising funds for research in order to prevent premature birth.
Following on from the Supper, which was supported by many of our local sports clubs, TBF offered to help the editorial team associated with publishing Round and About to develop a sports section. The first articles were included in the previous issue of Round and About and were well received. We hope this initiative will also help TBF in seeking promotion of its profile in the community.
Recent TBF grants have been made to Friendly Bombs Theatre Group who will be performing at St Peter’s Church on June 26th 2018, and our shirt sponsorship of one of the Burnham Junior’s new Under 7’s boys team has also proved to be a great success. The team are enjoying their football and playing to a high standard that is almost matched by the slickness of their hairstyles!
Plans are in progress for TBF’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting at Burnham Library on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Refreshments from 19.00 with the AGM starting at 19.30. Our guest speaker will be Neil Impiazzi, SEGRO Partnership Development Director, who will outline Slough Trading Estate’s ongoing development plans and the opportunities they present for our local community. SEGRO will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2020 and it should be a joy to share in its success over the next few years.
So do put 12th September in your diary and please do not hesitate to make contact with TBF should you wish to learn more about making a donation or requesting a grant.
Viv Nicholas - TBF Chairman – 01628 661887
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