Three Medway Charities Make “Dragon’s Den” Style Pitch for Financial Support
On 18 November three charities ‘pitched’ to a “dragon panel” of Medway businesses and entrepreneurs who work together to support local people and help communities thrive.
The event at Avenue Tennis in Gillingham, was hosted by Kent Community Foundation, who manage the pooled funds of generous Medway businesses and entrepreneurs as the “Medway Corporate Giving Fund.”
The three charities pitching for funds were, All Saints Community Church, who support the needs and issues faced by many people in the All Saints area of Chatham, Medway Asthma Self-Help Group, who help with information and support with asthma across Medway and Sunlight Development Trust who are working to improve health and well-being in Gillingham
Treated to heartfelt and engaging presentations from each of the charities, the “dragons” gave generously and in total over £12,000 was awarded to support the three charities.
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive at Kent Community Foundation comments: “Kent Community Foundation was delighted to bring together this group of Medway charities and business leaders. It is difficult for grassroots charities to gain access to funding and being able to participate in events like this can make a significant difference to their future.”
John and Beverly Weir, Weir Funeral Directors, said, “We have recently joined the Medway Corporate Giving Fund and today was a great opportunity to meet with some brilliant charities who are working hard within Medway to make long-lasting, positive changes. We would definitely encourage other Medway businesses and individuals to join us, to see what a real difference we can make to the local community by pooling our funds.”
Find out more about the Medway Corporate Giving Fund here.