CHARITY DONATION: (LR) Caroline Parker and Andrew Hackney of RBA, presenting a check for £11,000 to Ashley Brough of We Love Uttoxeter
We Love Uttoxeter has been awarded £11,000 at an annual fundraising golf day organized by wealth management firm RBA.
The event was held at the JCB Golf and Country Club, and members presented a check to the Ashley Brough DL Community Fund Patrol.
Andrew Hackney, RBA Director, said: ‘As a local business based on the high street of Uttoxeter for over 20 years, we are extremely passionate about giving back and supporting our local community, in our town. native. We have raised over £140,000 through our annual charity golf days over the past 12 years and have always tried to support local charities who have approached us.
“We love the idea of the We Love Uttoxeter Community Fund. Its ability to support a host of small volunteer groups that may go unnoticed is just fantastic, because collectively they do so much good in the area.
” And that’s just the beginning. We look forward to building a long term relationship with We Love Uttoxeter and are already planning a bigger event together next year.
The RBA Team would like to thank the following Golf Day Sponsors who helped make the event such a success for all including Lavin Printers, Octopus Investments, Marketing Agency MacMartin, DPC Accountants, Nelson’s Gin, W. Burton & Son, Moorland Contract Group, Prism IT Services, ACE Electrical Services, Ashley James Group, St. James’s Place, Emma Bridgewater and Fashion Parade.
Ashley Brough DL of We Love Uttoxeter said: “Wow, a big thank you to the RBA team for raising £11,000 for We Love Uttoxeter. Community solidarity is at the heart of We Love Uttoxeter and here is a perfect example of that. a local company that raises funds for its region.
“It was wonderful to see so many local businesses come together to support the We Love Uttoxeter Community Fund. So many like-minded people who care about giving back to their community, where they live and work, and I want to thank each and every one of them.
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire launched the We Love Uttoxeter Fund in early 2022, led by Ashley Brough DL, former High Sheriff of Staffordshire and Trustee of the Community Foundation for Staffordshire. The fund will provide small grants to a wide range of projects based in the city and surrounding villages. Applications from local groups in need are welcome and will be reviewed by a panel twice a year.
Businesses and individuals are welcome to donate or fundraise and all money is invested through a permanent endowment fund by registered charity The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, following the guidelines of the charity committee.
Interest and dividends earned on the money invested are then distributed by the We Love Uttoxeter Fund in the form of small grants. The beauty of this model is that it will provide an ongoing source of funding that can be used for small grants and larger grants as the fund grows, for many years to come.
Submitted by Julian Fisher
Get all the latest news, updates, things to do and more at UttoxeterStaffordshire’s dedicated InYourArea feed.