A DESERVING group of individuals received awards, celebrating the 'wonderful' work they do for communities across Berkshire.

The Berkshire Community Foundation's (BCF) celebrating impact evening was held at Ascot Racecourse on May 16.

The various awards were handed out to six charitable groups and they all received a grant from different funding streams.

Gerry Lejeune OBE, chief executive for Berkshire Community Foundations, said: "I was delighted to welcome over 80 of BCF's biggest supporters to our showcase event.

"It was a fantastic event celebrating all the wonderful impact that had been made, held at a beautiful location."

Six groups who have made a particular impression on the community helping individuals that are in need were awarded.

Aik Saath, Building for the Future, Mustard Tree, Parents and Children Together, Connecting Communities in Berkshire and Mock Trials were presented with certificates.

The award, named in Mary Bayliss' honour since her sudden passing a couple of months ago was presented by Lady Catherine Stevenson.

Mary Bayliss was a former Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and life-long president of the Berkshire Community Foundation.

The evening was hosted by Ady Williams, BBC Radio Berkshire sports presenter and 80 guests turned up to celebrate the highlights of the past year and enjoy a delicious range of canapes.