Shotley Hall hosts Community Foundation's Summer Drinks

10 July 2012

County Durham Community Foundation had the pleasure of holding their annual Summer Drinks Reception at Shotley Hall, hosted by Andrew Martell, a CDCF Trustee and Shelagh Martell.

The event took place on Thursday 5th July, giving guests the rare opportunity to see this magnificent example of High Victorian neo-Gothic architecture.

Supported by Ward Hadaway and Brewin Dolphin, this year’s event celebrated the success of the Foundation and the benefits it has brought to the community, and served as a thank you to the Foundation’s fundholders.

Over 100 guests, including trustees, donors, supporters and sponsors of County Durham Community Foundation, were treated to a selection of drinks and canapés.

Among those present were Sir Paul Nicholson, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham and Vice-President of CDCF, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Durham.

The event also featured speeches from distinguished associates of the Foundation, including representatives from the event’s sponsors.

Shotley Hall was designed in 1862 by Edward Robson, with stained glass tiles and interior elements designed by William Morris. The building has been in the Martell family for several generations.

The event is one of three special events that County Durham Community Foundation holds annually, along with the Women’s Spring Lunch in May and the AGM in the Autumn.

Click on the link below to view the photo's of the evening's reception.