The Brooks Macdonald and Two Ridings Community Foundation Annual Charity Ball raises £7,000

James Naylor, Jan Garrill, Tricia Stewart and Andrew Wilson

Over 140 guests attended the second annual charity ball, held at The Principal York in the heart of York, to raise funds on behalf of the Two Ridings Community Foundation.

The charity ball, hosted by the York office of investment management firm Brooks Macdonald and Two Ridings Community Foundation, raised over £7,000.

The Two Ridings Community Foundation, which operates in York, North Yorkshire, Hull and East Riding gives money to local charities and community groups supporting people in need.

In 2017 the Foundation awarded over £720k in grants to 242 local organisations who worked hard to provide much needed services to enrich and change the lives of those in need.

Guests at the ball included independent financial advisers (IFAs), professional and private client advisers and clients from across the region who have supported Brooks Macdonald since it opened for business in York in 2012.

The guest speaker was Tricia Stewart, the originator and driving force behind the alternative Women’s Institute calendar.

Andrew Wilson, senior investment director and head of Brooks Macdonald’s York office, said: “We are proud to continue supporting the Two Ridings Community Foundation, a highly respected charity, and are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount to enable it to continue providing much-needed funds to local charities and community groups.

“We’d like to thank everybody for their generous donations on the night, and look forward to raising more money in the future. At Brooks Macdonald we strongly believe in giving back to our local community and support a number of local charitable causes.”

Jan Garrill, CEO of Two Ridings Community Foundation, said: “On behalf of Two Ridings Community Foundation we are really grateful to Brooks Macdonald for their support, without which, we wouldn’t have been able to raise these much needed funds.

“The money from this year’s charity ball will help to sustain the work of the foundation in supporting local projects.”


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