Corporate Social Responsibility
London to Brighton walk
Staff from the head office organised a two-day walk from Big Ben in central London to Brighton pier in aid of the kasisi Children's home in Zambia.
This hardy gang set off at 7.30am from Big Ben for the first 35 miles and reached the half way point at Horley with most if not all nursing blistered feet and aching joints after a hot day pounding the tarmac.
Next day surprisingly all were fit and ready, if not slightly anxious for the next 30 miles walk which although more rural, incorporated the infamous Ditching Beacon the second day was a more gruelling experience, with a few personal battles with ones own at the latter stages of the walk.
The team, however made it to Brighton pier at 4pm and a well deserved bottle of champagne to celebrate having raised over £6000 for the children's orphanage.
Taking part were Len Nugent, Fergal Clancy, Andy Wynn, Mike Sullivan, Andy Williams.
In early March this year a team of keen cyclists/mugs set out from Hurst Pier Point College on a 15 mile bike ride around the Sussex countryside to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley. Led by the Peter Pan of sports Andy Williams, the group, which included Dough and four year old Honour Chivers, Len, Zoe and Sinead Nugent, beat their previous best time of two hours (and were in the pub for opening time).
Charity allotment works
Before works started on the Bluestone RC contract at Eastbourne, a couple of
lads spent two weeks constructing a disabled access garden for locals, adjacent
to the site.
This involved laying 2225m² of slabbing, raised planters with sleepers and a pergola giving access to the locals and disabled people. The boys; Jamson Jenna & Steve Perkins, worked their socks off and this was very much appreciated by the locals who now enjoy their new gardens (except for the noise from the builders next door!).
Groundworkers dig deep again
During our New Year bash at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton, staff raised a total of £1800, which was a fantastic achievement for the night. The money raised will go to St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley and to the Deaf Children Society, who are, I am sure you will agree, both worthy causes. It was great on the night to see so many people give generously to help those less fortunate. Thank you to everyone involved.
Earlier this year, in partnership with our client Mizen Homes, the staff donated the fantastic sum of £10,000.00 to help build a new toil block
at a children's orphanage in Zambia.
Andy Mullins, who is the Building Director at Mizen Homes, brought the plight of these children and the conditions they were living in, to our attention.
Andy has been able to supervise the construction, through the internet and email, and we will be placing some photos on our web site when the work is complete.
We will be running future fund raising events over the next few months and if anyone has any ideas how they can help please contact Len at Handcross.