The Wokingham Paper

Royal visitor for Dingley Family Centre after Green Park opening

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Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, James Puxley with Princess Beatrice and Rory Carson, director at Oxford Properties and Asset Manager at Green Park

A CHARITY that helps charities received a royal seal of approval this week.

The Berkshire Community Foundation, which helps charities including the Dingley Family Centre which has a branch in Wokingham, was visited by its patron on Monday.

Princess Beatrice visited the Foundation to officially open its new offices at 100 Longwater Avenue. She then went on to visit the Dingley Family Centre’s Reading branch.

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.”

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 supports the education and development of young children with disabilities and additional needs, and their families, through play. Its Wokingham branch is based in All Saints School, while its

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