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Foundation Fun-draiser at The Grovefield

The Grovefield House hosted a Taste of Italy event last week which raised nearly £700 on the night for the St. James's Place Foundation - a truly fantastic result.
Formed in 1992, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James's Place Wealth Management Group and has so far raised a total of £24 million. The St. James's Place Foundation funds hundreds of projects each year and to ensure its needs can be supported it relies heavily on the generosity and actions of Partners and staff to raise vital funds.

The Foundation supports hundreds of charities under the following themes:

  •     Cherishing the Children
  •     Combating Cancer
  •     Supporting Hospices

The guests had the pleasure of meeting:

Emma Bedall, General Manager the Grovefield House Hotel

Emma Dandy of La Cremerie
Katie Caldesi
You may recognise Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi from the BBC series 'Return to Tuscany'. Katie is a food writer and cookery school proprietor, Giancarlo a chef/restauranteur. They have restaurants and cookery schools in London's Marylebone, Bray, Berkshire and Gerrard's Cross. Caldesi in Campagna is a 'Rural idyll for Italian fine dining' in Bray and boast two AA Rosettes and is inspired by Giancarlo's rural upbringing in Tuscany and features a Tuscan twist on high quality locally sourced ingredients such as game and native fish. Along with La Cucina Caldesi in London, Katie heads up Katie's Kitchen in Gerrard's Cross which teaches a wide range of courses to small groups of food enthusiasts in the relaxed atmosphere Caldesi homestead. For more details check out the Caldesi website at
Kiran Ram - Desirable Destinations is on 01784 481279

We were all entertained by Sarah Lichtenstein of Eight Ray Music
07968 845 894

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