CESSAC is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.
Commander Patrick Keefe, Chief Executive of CESSAC (& CESSA HA), said: ‘We have long been delighted to have The Queen as our Patron and representatives much enjoyed attending the Lunch on the Mall last June that celebrated her 90th birthday. This gift will be used towards the costs of replacing the aged coffee machine at our ‘Rendezvous’ café in Blandford Camp and obtaining a chilled display cabinet for ‘Matilda’s’ Coffee Shop for The Armour Centre at Bovington Camp.
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said: ‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support CESSAC with its valuable work. CESSAC is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’
More information is available on the website: http://www.cessaha.co.uk/cessac
or contact the Chief Executive Officer on 023 92829319.
The Church of England Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Clubs (CESSAC), like its sister charitable housing association CESSA HA, is not religious in operation; the title simply reflects the origin of the organisations. CESSAC is a Registered Charity (No.226682) and a Company regulated by Companies House (No.34118), grateful for the continuing Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen. Its principal objective is to operate amenity centres in military stations and other places at home and abroad, which it started doing in 1857. It currently operates 11 centres supporting Service personnel across UK, Cyprus, Germany and in the South Atlantic. Service family members are employed wherever possible and volunteers are encouraged. CESSAC is a member of Cobseo (the Confederation of Service Charities) and a founder member of the Council of Voluntary Welfare Work (CVWW).