The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Mark Davies, rewarded ten local charities for their work in the community during an awards event held at his wonderful home, Admington Hall.

Part of the High Sheriff’s duties is to recognise and support charities and voluntary organisations within the county of Warwickshire.

Cohort 4, VASA, Lifespace Trust, Safeline, Sevenco, Street Aware, Doorway, The Shakespeare Hospice, LWS Nightshelter, Shipston Community Christmas and Shipston Home Nursing were all recognised for their hard work and dedication that benefits the whole of Warwickshire.

Each group was awarded a certificate and a £500 cheque to help them continue their work. The money awarded came from the High Sheriff endowment fund, which is through the Foundation.

The Foundation has awarded over £185,000 in grants to projects based in Warwickshire over the last year.

The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Mark Davies, said: “It has given me great joy to be able to recognise these brilliant organisations. They are able to produce fantastic results within their community and the work they put in to achieve this is exceptional.”

Director of Cohort4, Beverley Gilbert, said: “With barely any previous acknowledgement of our women, this recognition from the High Sheriff of the County is so important to us after over four years of delivering projects with women who have complex needs in North Warwickshire.

“With tiny amounts of funding, we have achieved astonishing levels of success in increasing the life chances and self-worth of our women. Each donation we receive goes a long way in our small voluntary sector organisation.”

Foundation CEO, Tina Costello, said: “I am so thrilled that these fantastic groups have been recognised and rewarded for their tireless work.

“Small donations and rewards have such a large impact on grassroots organisations and we’re delighted to be able to facilitate this.”