I would like to start by paying tribute to Tony Pidgley CBE, who passed away on 26 June 2020, aged 72. Tony was one of our four founding Trustees, and spent seven years on our Board. He was passionate about our work with young people, and connected easily with people of all ages and backgrounds. He was full of laughter, but in a board meeting was always ready to get to the heart of the matter. I will miss him very much.
Thank you also to our Chair, Rob Perrins, and our Trustees Wendy Pritchard and Elaine Driver, for their continued support, guidance and flexibility through challenging times.
I would like to thank the Berkeley Group, for its continued funding, and for the unwavering enthusiasm of staff across the company for raising money and volunteering their time and skills to support communities. During the Covid-19 pandemic, their commitment has gone far beyond our work at the Foundation, with huge quantities of PPE given to charities, car parking spaces donated to key workers, and much more.
Much of our work continues to be driven by our team of Foundation Champions – staff volunteers who lead the Foundation’s work in each Berkeley office, manage local charity partnerships, organise events and inspire colleagues to get involved. They have risen to the challenges of continuing this work through the lockdown admirably.
I’d like to thank the Berkeley Group’s suppliers and sub-contractors who contribute hugely to our fundraising efforts and also help by opening up employment opportunities for young people.
Finally, thank you to our charity partners. Their innovation, collaborative spirit, and determination to do the right thing in difficult circumstances is a constant source of inspiration.
Head of the Berkeley Foundation
Tony Pidgley CBE (1947 – 2020)
Berkeley Group Support
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The Berkeley Foundation is the working name of The Berkeley Charitable Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number 1152596), a company registered in England and Wales (Registration Number 8548400).