April 27, 2015

Withy King hosts an evening to celebrate the work of Bath charities

Quartet Community Foundation

Bath charities which have benefited from grants and support from Quartet Community Foundation joined the business community for a spring drinks reception hosted by law firm Withy King to showcase some of their most inspirational work.

Life-changing stories were shared with guests, including the Mayor of Bath Cherry Beath, at the event held at St Michael’s Church last week, to celebrate the role Quartet plays in supporting local charities. One of the charities to showcase their work was Southside Family Project, which supports families in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) dealing with issues like physical disability, domestic abuse, sexual violence or long-term mental health problems.

Becky Ricards Small, partner at Withy King and trustee and Chair of the B&NES Committee at Quartet Community Foundation, said: “I’m delighted that the evening was so well received. Our business and private clients were among those invited to find out first-hand what charitable giving can achieve. Withy King is a strong supporter of Quartet’s work, which includes setting up charitable funds on behalf of individuals and businesses and matching them with relevant beneficiaries, which are often little known and have very few resources.”

Quartet spring drinks April 2015

Pictured from left at the Quartet Community Foundation spring drinks reception hosted by Withy King are Caroline Duckworth, CEO of Quartet, Robert Bourns, Chair of Quartet and Becky Ricards Small, chair of the B&NES committee of Quartet.


Caroline Duckworth, CEO of Quartet Community Foundation in the West of England, said: “Our research highlights that, while Bath is a beautiful heritage city, there are still many people in need here. We appreciated the opportunity to say thank you to our supporters and to meet lots of new businesses and individuals keen to come on board.”

Grants worth over £2.9m have been awarded by Quartet to over 1,400 projects in B&NES since 1997. These include a £1,000 grant to Bath Mind to enable members with mental health difficulties to participate in a therapeutic gardening course for beginners, £2,000 to Time Bank Plus based in Twerton (one of most disadvantaged areas in Bath) to help support the over 50s community café which aims to alleviate social isolation among local older people and £7,000 to Somerset and Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support group for therapeutic services for women and girls in B&NES who have been sexually abused.

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