About

The LGA Foundation is a family charitable trust established by Sue and John Reece MBE.

The LGA Foundation is a family charitable trust established by Sue and John Reece MBE.

Born and raised in Newcastle, John is an engineer and entrepreneur who led two successful international engineering businesses – Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) and Pearson Engineering Limited – before founding the Reece Group.

Sue is passionate about the North East and all it has to offer having lived in the region for over 40 years.

Named after their children – Lauren, Greg and Ali – the LGA Foundation aims to support organisations that are involved with improving the health and wellbeing of others.

“John and I have lived most of our lives here in the North East. It’s where we built our businesses and raised our family and we are proud to support many truly inspirational charities that are making a difference in their communities.

“Investing in health and wellbeing is very important to us – whether that be through helping to address food poverty, increasing access to mental health support, or creating more opportunities for people to enjoy sport and leisure activities.

“We want the LGA Foundation to continue its work for many years into the future and we are delighted that Ali, Lauren, and Greg are as passionate about our family charity as we are.

“We welcome grant applications to fund projects that offer assistance to those who need it most, particularly young people and vulnerable young women.

“We are also keen to partner with other grant-makers and funders so that by working together we can help people to live healthier, happier lives.”

Sue Reece, Chair, LGA Foundation

“Looking after your mental health as well as your physical health is so important and I am pleased that we are working with projects who are helping people to do this, particularly young women. Supporting the grassroots charities who make a direct impact in their communities is where I hope we can make a difference.” – Lauren Reece

“As an avid sports fan, watching and supporting sport has played an important role in my own health and wellbeing. I am pleased that the Foundation is able to support organisations that aim to make sporting activities more accessible to all and particularly to young people. As well as improving fitness – I think sport also helps you develop confidence and resilience while also giving you the chance to feel part of a team.” – Greg Reece

“For me, spending time outdoors and exercising is key for mental and emotional wellbeing. I think that initiatives such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are a great way to engage young people, teach life skills and empower them. I’ve also been inspired by the organisations we work with that tackle food poverty and hope we can continue to do more to help address this issue.” – Ali Reece