Tim Davies & Dame Ann Limb

High Sheriff’s High Tea Supports Camphill MK

We are thrilled to announce that we received £8,000 in donations after an afternoon tea at our Chrysalis Theatre, supported by the 2023-24 High Sheriff Dame Ann Limb

We have been sharing our ambitions to raise £15m to build new accessible homes, a vision that High Sheriff Dame Ann Limb was inspired by. She led her shrieval year (March 2023 – April 2024), promoting two key themes, one of which is environmental sustainability. Our housing project seeks to be a net zero build with integrated solar panels, green roofs, heat-source pumps, and spoil from the site retained to create bounding.  

Dame Ann supported Camphill MK for the event, inviting individuals to a fundraising afternoon tea with sweet and savoury foods prepared by our café team, using (where possible) ingredients grown in our allotments. The team behind the menu was staff and residents, including some of the 70+ adults with disabilities living in our community.  

The 50+ guests who attended heard an impassioned speech from our patron, BBC Journalist Martha Kearney. She shared the story of her brother-in-law Alastair, who lived at Camphill MK for much of his adult life, with the audience, highlighting the struggle of his ageing and how essential improved facilities are to suitable additional support requirements—things that Camphill’s new build will address.  

The passion from everyone in the room was undeniable, and we received almost £8,000 in donations from those who attended.  

“The city of MK was built on, and today thrives on, the idea that people with learning disabilities should be part of the wider community and not marginalised from it. Creating sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and affordable communities has been one of my two main themes for my shrieval year”. Dame Ann told us: “I have established a High Sheriff’s charitable legacy fund – the Harmony Fund, which is now formally launched and will be used to resource local community and educational projects that put into practice HM The King’s philosophy of harmony; that by understanding the balance, the order and the relationships between us and the natural world we can create a sustainable, inclusive, and affordable future for all” 

Dame Ann also presented us with a High Sheriffs Award. The award, received by our CEO Tim Davies, recognised the support and role we, as a charity, play within the local community. Tim shared, “Having friends in the community like Dame Ann offers us incredible support. We are delighted that she chose to profile our work and honoured that our high tea guests gave so generously.”  

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Post Author: Alicja McCarthy

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