Exeter Foundation Charity Night

A cheque is presented from Trustee, Kieron Northcott to the Families For Children, Jackie Saunders (practice manager) and Charlie Lowe and pictured is Guest speak, former England and Bath rugby player, David Flatman during the Exeter Chiefs Season Launch at Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon, England on Saturday 27th August, 2016 - Photo mandatory by-line: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile: 0797 1270 681-27/08/2016 - SPORT - Rugby - Aviva Premiership - Exeter Chiefs.

The success of the Exeter Foundation was highlighted in all its glory as 18 local charities and organisations were rewarded at the Season Launch Dinner held at Sandy Park last month (August)

A grand total of £47,000 – raised through various fundraising activities last season, including match-day bucket collections – was distributed to the charities and organisations following another hugely successful year for the charity by the Lord Mayor, Olwen Foggin.

Set up in 2011 by a number of Exeter-based businesssmen, the Foundation’s mission is to provide the city of Exeter and its surrounding areas with a ‘Civic Trust’ that helps promote the community and pursue the vision of people who live and work there.

Welcoming over 300 guests to the dinner, which was also attended by 24 members of the Exeter Chiefs first team squad, Foundation chairman, Tony Rowe OBE, paid tribute to all the work carried out by all those involved over the past 12 months.

He also highlighted the outstanding fundraising figures of the Foundation since its inception, which now totals over £602,000, and which has been spread across 71 different charities and organisations.

Families for Children were delighted to me one of their nominated charities and our very own Jackie Saunders attended on the evening to collect a cheque for more than £1000.