CCF News Archive


High Sheriff’s awards ceremony

Kate Nation and members of Turtle Dove Cambridge receiving their certificate from Richard Pemberton, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire

The High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Richard Pemberton, hosted his awards ceremony recognising the work of charitable groups supporting children and young people on 14 November 2017.

In Cambridgeshire, the High Sheriff’s awards scheme was established more than 15 years ago. It recognises achievement, and awards grants to projects involving young people in positive activities, which benefit their communities. During the 2017/18 term of office, 20 groups have been awarded grants by the High Sheriff.

Simon Humphrey, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, welcomed grant recipients, donors, and volunteers alike, thanking them for their attendance and contribution to the community. He went on to introduce the High Sheriff, Richard Pemberton, who then presented each group with a certificate to commemorate their award.


Art in the Garden

On a surprisingly sunny weekend in September, local art conservator Penny Heath hosted her annual Art Garden event in the grounds of her 1930’s home in Cambridge. Sculptures, ceramics and artefacts were displayed in her charming garden, including work by local artists: Martin Thompson, Eric Marland, Mark Evans, Edward Willis, Dragan Corovic, Matthew Szekely, Cary Norman, Sarah Walton, Rob Fogell, Andrew Jones, Alan Foxley, Daphne Carnegy, Katharina Klug, Lindsay Harris, Irena Sibrijns, Barbara Leaney, Sophie MacCarthy, Karen Downing and others.

The atmosphere on Friday evening was vibrant as the “after work crowd” turned up. Enjoying a glass of prosecco as the sun went down, guests strolled through the garden. Sculptures, ceramics and artefacts were hidden amongst well-manicured flower beds, trees and a tranquil stream.

Brenda Mayo is a designer and artist living in Cambridge. Inspired by the complex cities of Venice and Istanbul in which the styles of Europe and Asia meet and merge, Brenda creates wearable sculpture and clothing. Some beautiful examples of her work were displayed on the Friday evening, and shown off to their full potential by visiting models parading in the garden.

This year the event raised funds for the Cambridgeshire Young Carers Fund , with generous donations made throughout the weekend totalling more than £2,000.

Catherine Stewart CCF trustee said “it was such a wonderful event, the garden was truly out of this world, Penny’s collection of artworks were just superb and it was lovely to catch up with friends, old and new, knowing we were supporting such a worthwhile cause”.


Step Up for Grants Officer Harriet

We are pleased to announce that one of our key team members, Harriet Webb is moving into the role of Assistant Grants Manager. Harriet has taken on day-to-day management of  special programmes such as the Amey Community Fund and the Harry Cureton Charitable Trust as well as a host of other essential grant-making activities. In her new role, she will be extending her portfolio of funds and assisting the Grants and Communication Manager to deliver CCF’s grant-making programme. We’d like to thank Harriet for all her hard work and wish her luck in her new role.

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The High Sheriff's 54 mile walk

High Sheriffs take on a personal responsibility for fundraising for charity throughout their year in office.  The High Sheriff for Cambridgeshire, Mr Richard Pemberton, is undertaking a 3 day walk covering 54 miles in Pembrokeshire from Strumble Head to Druidstone. He will be accompanied by his daughter and 18 of her school friends and parents, so it really will be a challenge!

The High Sheriff is inviting all my friends, family and fellow citizens of Cambridgeshire to sponsor him so I can reach his £15,000  target. All the money raised will be used to support charitable projects working with young people through the High Sheriff's Award Scheme.

To sponsor Richard please go his JustGiving page



We are excited to receive copies of the second edition of our brand new magazine. In issue 2 we explain how to set up a charitable fund with us, how Marshall of Cambridge supports the local community and how important volunteering both for CCF and for charities across the county. Download the latest issue of THE FORUM.