Moray foundation has half a million reasons to celebrate

THE LEGACY OF the family behind Moray’s world-famous food brand has seen over half a million pounds being donated to good causes in the north east over the last three years.

Helping to mark the stunning success of the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation a special photographic exhibition is being held in the Gallery at Elgin Library showcasing the work of the foundation.

Originally established as a means of managing the personal legacy of the Baxters Food Group family, the foundation has become of vital importance to charities and groups throughout the region. Those who have benefitted from the foundation includes Kinloss-based Morayvia, Cullen Sea School, Piping At Forres and the Grampian Hospital Arts Trust.

Manager of the foundation is Kay Jackson, who said that reaching £500,000 in donations was a “significant milestone”, adding: “With over half a million pounds donated since 2014 we are delighted to have helped so many people from the north-east and Highlands and Islands to reach their goals and make a positive difference to their communities.

“We hope to help many more with our ambitious goal of reaching £1million in donations by 2018.”

The foundation wishes to hear from charities and communities interested in applying for funding in their next round of awards in March. To do so they are encouraged to visit the Gordon & Ena Baxter Foundation website for full details.

The ‘Making a Difference’ exhibition at Elgin Library will run from today until February 10 and is open to the public during normal library opening hours.