Green Park yesterday (12 October 2015) welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York.
The Princess is the Patron of the Berkshire Community Foundation and officially opened its new offices at 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park.
After visiting the charity’s new offices, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York visited one of the charity’s projects, the Dingley Family Centre.
The Berkshire Community Foundation is an independent charity that raises funds and awards grants to local voluntary and community groups. In 2014/15 it was able to give over £900,000 to local causes.
The Dingley Family Centre in Reading supports the education and development of young children with disabilities and additional needs, and their families, through play.
Gerry Lejeune, CEO of Berkshire Community Foundation said: “We were honoured to welcome our Patron on her first visit to the Foundation this morning and delighted in the interest and knowledge that HRH Princess Beatrice has shown in our work.”
Rory Carson, Director at Oxford Properties and Asset Manager of Green Park, Reading, said: “It was a terrific privilege and honour to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice to Green Park this morning. The Berkshire Community Foundation is an enormously respected charity and we are delighted to have been able to support and find a new home for them.”
Green Park in Reading, owned and managed by Oxford Properties, is 195 acres of stunning parkland and home to more than 50 businesses.
For more information on the Berkshire Community Foundation visit www.berkshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk
For more information on the Dingley Family Centre visit www.dingley.org.uk