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Hedsor House, the privately-owned stately home in Buckinghamshire, awarded a £8,500 cheque to Heart of Bucks on 23rd July. Selected as the venue’s 2018/19 charity of the year by house owners the Shephard family, contributions were made at various fundraiser events and by couples marrying at Hedsor throughout the last twelve months.

The Shephard family said:

“Supporting and improving the lives of the people in our local community will always be a duty that we are passionate about. We are thrilled that, alongside our generous Hedsor House couples, we have managed to raise thissum for Heart of Bucks, and very much hope these funds can make a positive difference to some wonderful causes. Our charitable efforts at Hedsor are ongoing, and we endeavour to support fundraising initiatives such as these well into the future.”
– Alexander, Janey, Nick, Mark & Hamish Shephard.

Chair of Heart of Bucks Countess Elizabeth Howe said:

“We are immensely grateful to Hedsor House for choosing us as their charity of the year. Heart of Bucks is a community foundation committed to improving the lives of local people through our grant funding. Hedsor House have raised a truly wonderful amount of money which will help to support the vital charities and community groups that are working tirelessly to make positive change in Buckinghamshire.”

The funds raised will be allocated to our #iwill fund. This fund attracts 100% match-funding from Step Up To Serve, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government Office for Civil Society who have invested £2million this year to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities, such as volunteering, fundraising and campaigning, across the UK.