Hedsor House, the award-winning events venue in Buckinghamshire, has donated a total of £15,000 to charities close to its heart – £7,500 to Heart of Bucks, £4,750 to Cystic Fibrosis, and £2,750 to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The venue, which is owned and managed by the Shephard family, is a regular supporter of local causes including the Penn branch of the NSPCC and Cure Parkinsons. In recent years it has donated the house and grounds for many charity events, including a clay-pigeon event with Wings for Life, a Spinal Cord Injury research foundation, raising a total of £171,000.
More recently it has partnered with Hearing Dogs, the Bucks-based charity to make a donation each time a couple brings a dog to their wedding.
Heart of Bucks have been a regular recipient of Hedsor support and the family have a close association with the charity as Alexander Shephard is a former trustee. Their donation of £7,500 is going to support three important local issues – poverty and isolation, young people and the environment. The donation will also benefit from match funding of 80%, increasing the impact for the local community.
Henry Allmand, Chief Executive Officer of the Aylesbury based Heart of Bucks, says:
“We are immensely grateful to Hedsor House for their generous donation, which will be used to fund projects focusing on three important causes. The support of organisations like Hedsor House is vital for us to continue making positive change in Buckinghamshire.”
Hedsor’s support of Cystic Fibrosis was prompted by the close association of one of their members of staff whose husband had personally benefited from the help of the charity. Hedsor is additionally providing a donation to the British Red Cross, which is holding a Fundraising Auction Event to support Ukraine at the venue on 11 May.
Mark Shephard, Managing Director of Hedsor House, says
“All these causes are close to our family and team’s heart. We are proud to continue our support to Heart of Bucks as we are always so impressed with their grassroots approach to local challenges and their hugely impactful work. The International Red Cross’s work has unparalleled reach in some of the most difficult to reach or forgotten regions of the world and we are happy to be able to contribute in this small way.”