Tim Pryor Centre Officially Unveiled
October 25, 2018
Monday 22nd October saw us officially unveil our new centre, the Tim Pryor Centre, for an open evening. We were delighted to welcome our Capital Appeal Donors, who helped us raise over £175,000.
“We’ve been absolutely blown away by the generosity of people in our community,” says CEO Chris Farrell. “Every penny donated by local people and companies has made it possible for us to deliver our service to a better standard than ever.”
We are proud to name the centre after Tim Pryor, our former Chair of Trustees, who sadly passed away in June 2018 after living with prostate cancer for four years. Despite a terminal prognosis, Tim spent his last years working tirelessly to improve the charity close to his heart. He brought a wealth of experience and business acumen from a long career in the corporate banking sector, but also a deep passion for Cavendish services after having used them himself.
The open evening proved to be a fantastic night of gratitude and celebration, giving us a chance to showcase our new home and thank all the contributors who made it possible, including volunteers and long-standing friends. Guests were given the chance to look in the centre’s calming therapy rooms, as well as the offices, where the team work every day to keep the charity running. According to one guest, Emily, “it was a wonderful evening celebrating the new centre. [Cavendish] have achieved so much putting together such a great place – you can see how much thought, and how much love, has gone into it.”
“It’s been amazing to welcome everyone to our home and show them what goes on behind the scenes,” Chris Farrell says. “It’s so important to us that we had the chance to properly thank those who supported the capital appeal. Hopefully this evening shows them what a fantastic organisation they are funding, and are now a part of.”
Many thanks to Tom Smith from Jaywing for kindly donating his time to photograph the evening.