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Mark Jackson of Rosewood Manor, Leroy Houston and Jenny James of People against Poverty, Matt Banahan, Valerie Huxley (CEO, People against Poverty), Sue Jackson of Rosewood Manor, and Bill Huxley, chairman of trustees, People against Poverty

Good things come in threes for Business against Poverty

They say good things come in threes, and a charity that works with children, young people, families and communities in Haiti, Nepal and Romania had a trio of things to celebrate at a star-studded bash recently.

Bath Rugby legends Matt Banahan and Leroy Houston were among the supporters of People Against Poverty – and its business brand Business Against Poverty – at a garden party thrown to celebrate the third anniversary of the charity at Rosewood Manor in Timsbury.

And there was more than a milestone anniversary to celebrate, as Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce nominated it as its Charity of the Year.

Vice president Emma Roberts said: “We are delighted to support People against Poverty and its business brand, Business against Poverty, as our Charity of the Year 2014-15.

“The charity was the clear winner in a vote by our members, who take immense pleasure in seeing a local charity benefit from being the recipient of our fundraising efforts. We very much look forward to seeing PaP’s projects develop over the forthcoming year.”

Meanwhile, Pap will be the charity sponsor at Bath Racecourse’s infamous Cider Racenight featuring racing and a performance by West Country favourites, The Wurzels, on August 1.

Jo Hall, executive director of Bath Racecourse added: “Bath Racecourse is always pleased to support local charities, and we are looking forward to working with People against Poverty at our Cider Racenight.

“They have fully embraced the fun element as well as the fundraising and commercial aspects of the day, and will have a race named after the charity, as well as on-site bucket collections to which racegoers may well feel inclined to donate a small proportion of their winnings.”

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