An inspiring evening

5th October 2015

NCF NEW LOGO SmallFortitude are proud to be members of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) N100 whose purpose is to act as a connection bringing philanthropists together with those in need. Like many, in the past we supported charities both as individuals and as a company but that support tended to be reactive; responding to requests for sponsorship from friends and family or requests for donations from individual charities . We wanted to do something more proactive and particularly wanted to support local charities. The NCF provided a solution which allowed us to do that cost effectively.

We attended their Annual Awards evening last week.

For the first time ever, the previous 12 months saw the NCF making awards totalling over £1million to more than 260 local community projects and activities across the county.  Their Awards evening celebrated the commitment and work of some of the groups and individuals who were recipients.

It’s fair to say we were shocked by some of the facts shared on the evening:

  • 8,000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in Northants, with a further 3,000 suspected as yet undiagnosed.
  • Homelessness has increased 12% in the last 12 months.

We are very aware that we are privileged to help our clients with their Financial Planning, which, inevitably means that we are usually in contact with those who have substantial financial resources; we were reminded that there are many who are less fortunate.

It was an inspiration to see the commitment of so many individuals to help those in need; congratulations to all who received awards.

Neil and Helen