Our annual reception this year took place at the magnificent Halton House. The venue was undergoing some ‘revival’ work after being used as a film set prior to our event. Luckily our guests were intrigued by this and made various (unsuccessful) attempts to guess the film! It’s due to hit the screens in 2018 so our lips are sealed until then…
The event was an opportunity for us to share our achievements over the last year through our Impact Report, as well as our focus on the future using Vital Signs. We also invited representatives from four local, charitable organisations to showcase what they do. Empower to Cook CIC, Enrych Bucks, Quarrendon Movers & Shakers and ToolShed Bucks all joined us at Halton House. Our guests were able to go round the room and speak to the organisations before voting on their favourite to win a donation of £1,000.
ToolShed won the guest vote and received a cheque from our chairman, the Countess Howe. All three runners up received a donation of £500.
Kop Hill Climb – 17th / 18th September 2016
This year’s event was a great success with celebrity guest Mary Berry in attendance on the Saturday. Here’s Countess Howe in the flag car the Bianchi (owned and driven by Peter Roberts) before being driven off up the hill to mark the opening of the day.
Heart of Bucks annual golf day – June 2016, Stoke Park GC
This year an amazing £9,200 was raised for Buckinghamshire, so a huge thank you to all involved.
High Sheriff ‘Celebration of Partnership’
On Monday 21 March Heart of Bucks joined together with Milton Keynes Community Foundation to celebrate Francesca Skelton’s journey as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire at the University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV).
The ‘Celebration of Partnership’ event took the time to look back on Francesca’s year in office and reflect on some of our ceremonial counties’ achievements. The High Sheriff in Nomination, Milly Soames, who will go on to represent the Queen in Bucks from 8 April, was also in attendance and it was a great opportunity for guests to meet Milly.
High Sheriffs, in addition to supporting the Crown and the judiciary, also take an active role in assisting voluntary and public sectors, such as Community Foundations and local charities. A total of 55 High Sheriffs, each appointed for a single year in office, serve the counties of England and Wales
The UCAV building, where the event took place, is an impressive partnership between Bucks New University and Aylesbury College and is supported by Aylesbury Vale District Council. “Education, skills and training are very much at the heart of our vibrant, entrepreneurial county,” says Francesca, “I am delighted to have been able to hold my reception at the exciting new building at the heart of Aylesbury.” The UCAV building is an excellent example of further education and higher education working powerfully together.
Seeing is Believing
‘Seeing is Believing’ is one of our on-going events and involves getting out into the community to meet the groups and organisations that require funding. Heart of Bucks believes this is the best way of demonstrating the great work happening within Buckinghamshire and is a wonderful way for donors to see first-hand the benefits of their support.
“Informative, enjoyable and enlightening” – those are the three words that Samantha Howe, Brand Marketing Manager at Buckinghamshire law firm B P Collins LLP, used to describe her day on a Seeing is Believing tour with Heart of Bucks.
If you would like to arrange a one-to-one project visit please contact us.