Guests from The Grange really did talk to the trees at the Stonegate Foundation Ball at Loseley Park recently. Entertainers dressed as shrubs were there to chat to guests alongside stilt walkers and fire eaters.

Journalist Andrew Neil compered the evening which included a successful silent auction raising funds for the newly launched Stonegate Foundation.

Stonegate Homes' founding directors, Jerry Hinds and Stephen Curwen, decided to launch the Foundation in 2017 so that they could start working on a closer level with more locally based charities, schools, and community groups.

The company has previously helped numerous local community organisations and sponsors sports clubs and athletes, including Dorking's football team. The Stonegate Foundation formalises the construction group's fundraising efforts and aims to enhance the lives of everyone in the communities in which they operate. The Grange is delighted to be one of the early beneficiaries.

(left) Staff and people we support at the ball in the grounds of Loseley Park. (Below) one of the colourful cockerels we made for table decorations.