D&M Marketing Director, Morgan Rothwell attends an evening reception at 11 Downing Street, attended by The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Morgan Rothwell attended this invitation-only event, which took place on Wednesday 24th September, aimed to showcase the Lancashire and Merseyside Community Foundations’ work on behalf of local charities, community groups and philanthropists to an audience of Lancashire and Merseyside’s business leaders, benefactors and donors.  The Community Foundations also welcomed some famous faces: Elaine Page, Joe Longthorne, Christopher Maloney and Denise Welch were amongst the guests that attended.

Speaking about the experience Morgan said:

“I was absolutely thrilled to have been invited and the experience was something I’ll never forget. I delayed a holiday to Ibiza to attend and joked about this with George Osbourne, and he mentioned he had thought about hosting foam parties at number 11 – I’m pretty sure he was kidding”

Guests then had the opportunity to network and meet Community Foundation staff who discussed the benefits of the Community First initiative, the impact of long-term giving and the areas of need across both regions as identified by Lancashire and Merseyside’s Vital Signs Reports, 2014/15.