Our 60th Anniversary

Our Billionth Pound

In 1958, the year that Garfield Weston established his family foundation, we donated £50,000 to four charities. Today the Foundation grants around £70million each year to over 1,800 organisations.

In 2018, our 60th Anniversary Year, we were thrilled to have donated our billionth pound which was granted to Ourside Youth Association in Evesham.

Since the Foundation’s beginnings, The Trustees have consistently felt it is important to support youth organisations and the vital services they provide, and never more so than in the current tough financial climate.

“Ourside really shows that when young people are determined they can achieve amazing things and make a real difference in our community. We love that after 10 years, teenagers are still making the decisions at Ourside and it’s thriving as a result. We know that this donation will enable them to reach many more young people and have a real impact both today and in the future. We couldn’t think of a more fitting charity to receive our £1billionth donation in our 60th Anniversary Year.”
Philippa Charles, Director, Garfield Weston Foundation.

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