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Pathways to Apprenticeships is focus of new Somerset High Sheriff

On a glorious sunny Sunday on 24th March 2019 at the Legal Service held at Wells Cathedral, the reins of this historical post were past from outgoing High Sheriff Denis Burn to Johnnie Halliday. This follows Johnnie`s declaration as the Sovereigns Legal representative in the county for law and order. Asked about his one-year appointment,…

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More than £25,000 Presented to St Giles School – Thank You!

St Giles School in Croydon invited AFPA Trust Chairperson, Stephen Bassett down to a special assembly on March 29th to present a cheque on behalf of AFPA Trust and Cordoba. Although the cheque presented was for an impressive £25,000, the final amount raised was even higher! The school children, staff, governors, parents and the local authority…

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AFPA Trust & the IAA Raise £33,258 For Macmillan

The Institute of Directors (IoD) recently hosted a presentation at 116 Pall Mall, to recognise AFPA Trust and the IAA for their donation to Macmillan Cancer Support, of the funds raised at the joint Christmas Charity Lunch. Macmillan graciously accepted what they called ‘a significant amount’ and greatly hoped that our support would continue into…

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AFPA Trust Lite Birmingham Networking Event

The 28th March 2019 saw no Brexit resolution but, did see a very convivial gathering take place at Zen Metro in Birmingham.  This was AFPA Trust’s first charitable networking event in the City for a number of years. So, a big shout out to all those people and companies that bought tickets to come along…

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There is a New (High) Sheriff in Town!

At the weekend, Wells Cathedral saw one of our own, Johnnie Halliday, inaugurated as the High Sheriff of Somerset. A very well done Johnnie! #AFPATrust

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AFPA Trust Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day was the first AFPA Trust event of 2019.  This one was an alternative to Valentine’s Day for couples and raised funds for the AFPA Trust charity. The event took place at the intriguing and lively Fables near Holburn Viaduct and everyone who came along said they want to do so again next year;…

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AF-PA Trust Beaujolais Nouveau Event – A Great Time Had By All In Aid Of The St Giles School – Thank You All For Taking Part

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AF-PA Beaujolais Nouveau Event – A Great Success – Cheers!

The AFPA Board would like to say THANK YOU to all those who made donations to St.Giles school by buying tickets to yesterdays event, or sponsoring prizes, or in helping to organise the day. Exactly what amount we have together raised for st-gilesschool.co.uk over various supporting events will be reported on later, but the school…

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Late Lunch In Cooperation With AF-PA

  Peter McDonnell recently held one of his legendary ‘Late Lunches’ and took the opportunity to work with AF-PA to raise funds for St Giles School. A big thank you to the attendees for their fabulously generous donation (£1,440 including gift aid). Absolutely brilliant! One of the delights of the way that AF-PA raise funds…

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AF-PA PROUDLY ANNOUNCE – D&D LEASING CHARITY EVENT

Breaking News!!! There are just a few places still available for the D&D Leasing Christmas Charity event Each year D&D Leasing organises a Christmas charity event to raise awareness of and much-needed funding for lesser known and underfunded charities. This year it is – Grief Encounter The event will take place at The Savoy, Strand,…

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Impromptu AF-PA Lite Event – an opportunity for you to appear on this page

Anytime AF-PA members or friends of AF-PA get together, it’s an opportunity to have a great time and help out charitable good causes, in a very easy way. The picture shows some members meeting former AF-PA board member Wayne Fowkes, as he passed through the UK, on the way to the United States. With each…

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AF-PA Beaujolais Nouveau Networking & Charity Event – Replaces AF-PA Christmas Event – 15th November 2018

The Asset Finance – Professionals Association (AF-PA) is proud to announce an industry leading networking & charity event. The date chosen coincides with Beaujolais Nouveau day and will ensure a reason to celebrate, network with the industry’s movers & shakers and raise funds for local community good causes. Tickets options are available for paid-up Af-PA…

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