Cash boost to Kent Charity thanks to the Furley Page Foundation

March 23, 2017

Kent charity Strode Park Foundation has enjoyed a £5,000 boost to its finances thanks to the Furley Page Foundation, the charitable organisation set up by leading south east law firm Furley Page.

The Furley Page Foundation chose Strode Park as its charity of the year in 2016 and big-hearted staff at the law firm took part in a number of fundraising activities which led to nearly £2,000 being collected. This was increased to £5,000 by the Furley Page Foundation.

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.

Furley Page Senior Partner Peter Hawkes paid tribute to all the staff who dedicated their time and effort to organise fundraising events. “Strode Park celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016 and I’m delighted we have been able to help the charity with its inspirational work caring for people with disabilities,” said Peter.

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 Stodmarsh Road near Canterbury.

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

 

 

Strode Park Foundation

Strode Park Foundation is one of Kent’s leading providers of specialist care and leisure services for children and adults with disabilities. It aims to meet all levels of need, from those requiring a small amount of home care and support to people with more complex disabilities requiring neuro-rehabilitation or 24-hour nursing residential care. The charity’s expertise spans a broad range of client groups including people with physical and sensory impairments, acquired brain injuries, stroke, spinal injuries and disabling conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy. It also provides training and support to young adults with physical or learning disabilities to enable them to lead a more independent lifestyle.

 

The Furley Page Foundation

The Furley Page Foundation is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity number 1163007, which is responsible for managing all social responsibility programmes of Furley Page Solicitors. This includes fundraising for local good causes and charities. The Foundation has a Board of Trustees which is made up of a mix of Partners and elected staff representatives from within Furley Page. Funds are available for local good causes and charities. The distribution of those funds will be decided by the Trustees. Every year Furley Page staff nominate a main charity which is supported by fundraising activities.