Anniversary celebration for grants scheme

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community chest: A grant scheme that has benefited thousands of people throughout Aylesbury Vale is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

On Wednesday, 50 recent Community Chest grant recipients attended a celebration event at the refurbished New Inn at Stowe.

Since its inception, the Community Chest grants scheme has awarded £2.5 million in more than 400 grants.

It has also helped to lever in more than £23 million of local fundraising and additional grants.