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Strode Park: Charity of the Year

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Strode Park chosen as charity of the year by Furley Page Foundation

The Furley Page Foundation, the charitable organisation set up by leading Kent law firm Furley Page, has chosen the Strode Park Foundation as its charity of the year in 2016.

The Furley Page Foundation manages the law firm’s social responsibility programmes, which include raising funds for good causes and charities that work for the benefit of people across Kent. Each year the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, made up of Partners and elected staff representatives, decide how funds raised will be distributed and staff nominate a main charity which is supported by fundraising activities.

During 2015, Furley Page staff ran, walked, baked and carried out assorted other activities to raise £1,350 for two chosen charities – Contact the Elderly and the Canterbury District Citizens Advice Bureau. A number of separate events took place for specific charities and nearly £330 was raised for MacMillan Cancer Research.

 

The Furley Page Foundation was also the main sponsor for Pilgrims Hospices’ Light Up the City fundraiser in October 2015. The Foundation helped galvanise more than 800 people to join the night-time 3k walk and 5k run around Canterbury.

Furley Page Senior Partner Peter Hawkes paid tribute to all the staff who dedicated their time and effort to organising fundraising events, and also those people inside the law firm and elsewhere who supported the events and made donations.

“I am delighted that Strode Park has been selected as our charity of 2016,” says Peter. “It celebrates 70 years of caring for people with disabilities this year, which is a considerable achievement.”

Strode Park Foundation is one of Kent’s leading providers of specialist care and leisure services for children and adults with disabilities. Launched in 1946, it also provides training and support to young adults with physical or learning disabilities to enable them to lead a more independent lifestyle.

The majority of its adult services are situated in 14 acres of beautiful grounds at Strode Park in the village of Herne. Strode Park Foundation merged with Canterbury charity, Kent Kids Miles of Smiles in 2011 and its services now extend to children with disabilities located at a separate site on the Stodmarsh Road near Canterbury.

For more information about the Strode Park Foundation visit www.strodepark.org.uk

For more information about the Furley Page Foundation email foundation@furleypage.co.uk or visit www.furleypage.co.uk/foundation

 


 




Author:Furley Page

Source:http://www.furleypage.co.uk/strode-park-chosen-as-charity-of-the-year-by-furley-page-foundation/