Beacon Award for Local Community Philanthropy

SIR ROGER DE HAAN CBE, DL

Sir Roger De Haan is the former Chairman of the Saga Group, a company selling holidays to the over-50s market. In 1978, he established the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust with his father Sidney. The Trust supports a range of charitable causes, focusing on areas in Kent. The largest project the Trust has supported is The Creative Quarter, a space for artists to use. It is managed by The Creative Foundation.


DAVID ERIC LAING

David Eric Laing is President of the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs (NAYC). He has given both his time and money to community organisations across the county of Northamptonshire. David and his wife Mary have been long-time supporters of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, where he has helped hold events; lobbied local authorities to give to the Community Foundation; and on his retirement, gifted a four-storey office building.


PAT & SUSAN RUSSELL

Pat and Susan Russell have been donors of the Community Foundation for Calderdale since 2011. They established The Russell Fund after making a modest investment – which has since grown into a successful endowment fund. Currently valued at £475,000, a total of £80,000 worth of grants has been awarded to local community projects across Calderdale.


FRANCIS AND SARAH SALWAY

Francis Salway is the former CEO of Land Securities, a property investment company. Francis is also the Chairman of The London Community Foundation. Francis and his wife Sarah are committed to place-based giving, and have set up endowment funds in both Kent and London. They have supported the Building Communities in Coldharbour programme, which has helped encourage resident engagement and empowerment in Lambeth, London.


IAN & DOROTHY SUTTIE

Ian and Dorothy Suttie are philanthropists who have given charitably to causes based in Scotland and in particular, Aberdeen. They have donated at least £15 million to projects in the community, including £10 million to support The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare at the University of Aberdeen.


JANE WATES OBE

For more than 30 years, Jane Wates OBE has chaired, or been a member of committees for many charitable organisations – including The Wates Foundation, an independent grant-making Family Trust. In 1990, Jane set up her own foundation, with a focus on crime prevention and poverty alleviation for young people and families. She has also made donations to Berkshire Community Foundation and Oxfordshire Community Foundation.


HELEN & PETER WILDE

Helen and Peter Wilde are long-term supporters of Home-Start Bristol. Working with Quartet Community Foundation, Helen and Peter have channelled funding to support the charity. Home-Start Bristol provides support and practical help to families facing issues such as post-natal depression, health problems, and bereavement.