Our Community Involvement Programme
Churchill Retirement Living is committed to supporting charitable causes within the local communities in which we work and in which we build our retirement living developments.
The company's active and wide ranging donations include sponsorship, fundraising through Companies we work with and charity events. Many employees contribute their own time and effort together with the company’s financial support to help much needed causes.
Our special relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support
Churchill Retirement Living has a special relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support. Through our Les Spicer Memorial Appeal, established in memory of one of our Colleagues, the Company has raised more than £200,000 since the fundraising started back in 2009. Macmillan Cancer Support will use the money to help towards improving the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical and financial support. In the last 12 months Churchill have raised over £70,000 for the charity. This has been made up of numerous events and activities that have taken place across our retirement developments in the UK and throughout our regional offices and Head Office, based in Ringwood.
Haig Housing Trust
One of the most deserving charities in these times of conflict across the world must be the Coming Home campaign being run by Haig Housing Trust. To demonstrate its support, Churchill Retirement Living has recently donated £50,000 to Coming Home.
Coming Home was launched in May 2011 and aims to raise £20 million over the next five years to provide specialised adapted housing for Servicemen and women heroes whose lives have been devastated by terrible injuries. Major General Peter Besgrove, Chief Executive of Coming Home said " We are enormously grateful for this generous donation by Churchill Retirement Living. This donation will contribute directly to helping our heroes rebuild their lives".
Bournemouth Rugby Club
Marking a perfect start to the new season, Bournemouth Rugby Club has landed its biggest-ever sponsorship deal, with Churchill Retirement Living. Anthony Williamson, Bournemouth Rugby Club’s Vice Chairman, says: “We’ve been in discussion with Churchill, and I’m very happy that we have now signed the sponsorship deal. We approached them because we felt they had the same trajectory as the club: locally based but expanding. I know it will be a fantastic partnership".
Here are some other ways the company has supported worthy charities:
Ringwood Football Club
Churchill Retirement Living are the official sponsors of the Under 18’s Ringwood Town Football Club. The Company are proud to be supporting a local team in the Town of its Head Office.
Great South Run October
Congratulations to the ‘Churchill Team’ for completing the Great South Run, which took place in Portsmouth back in October 2011. The team raised an impressive £1,278 towards the Company’s charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
During the month of November 2011, ten male Colleagues decided to take up the Movember challenge, which is an annual event to raise awareness and much needed money for The Prostate Cancer Charity. The team raised £1,048 for the charity which was an excellent achievement and helped to build the awareness of this form of cancer throughout the UK.
Drag race 2011
A few members from the South East region joined the fundraising activities by taking part in a 10km run to help raise money for Prostate Cancer. They raised almost £1,000 for this worth cause and were very delighted to get involved in helping such a great charity.
Community Stars Awards 2011
At the beginning of July the Company sponsored an award category within the Worthing Herald Community Stars awards campaign 2011. We decided to sponsor the Best Friend category as we felt that this tied in nicely with what we promote as one of the many great benefits of living in a Churchill Retirement Living development: companionship and friendship.
Firework display helps Ringwood Carnival to go with a bang thanks to Churchill Retirement Living!
The Ringwood Carnival in September 2009 sure went off with a bang when it was announced that Churchill Retirement Living was sponsoring the 'end of the evening firework display'.
Howard Cox, Chairman of the Ringwood Carnival Committee, added: "We are thrilled with Churchill Retirement Living's involvement and their very generous sponsorship of the firework display. What makes Ringwood a special place is some of the fantastic events we put on for everyone, but we can't do any of it without the help and support from companies like Churchill Retirement Living." A cheque for £1,000 for the sponsorship was handed over by Dean Marlow,Churchill's Finance Director to Howard and Charlotte Benson, this year's carnival queen.
Camels come to Ringwood
Camels showed just as much pulling power as reindeer when hundreds of people turned out for Ringwood's annual Christmas parade through the Town Centre.
Standing in for Rudolph the camels proved to be a star attraction for the crowds who gathered in the Furlong Shopping Centre on Friday 5th December.
A cheque for £500 was generously donated towards the 'Camel Parade' and was passed to Barbara Woodifield, President of Ringwood Chamber of Trade & Commerce.
Season's Greetings from Churchill Retirement Living
It was decided instead of sending out Christmas Cards Churchill Retirement Living would donate £1,000 to a local charity.
The chosen charity was the Lewis-Manning Hospice, which provides a local Lymphoedema clinic in Poole, Dorset, which is where one of our employees, Averil Allen was attending.
"I cannot praise the Lymphoedema Sisters enough for their support, kind care and attention that I have received from them. I am sure all other patients that have received treatment from them, would say the same." said Averil
Spencer McCarthy, Churchill's Chairman & Group Managing Director and Averil handed over the cheque to Tania Wynne-Edwards, Senior Sister from the Lymphoedema Clinic at Churchill Lodge, Lilliput on 30th January 2008.
Churchill Retirement Living was a sponsor in the New Milton Rugby Festival. It was held on the 2nd October 2007 and over 500 children took part. The New Milton Rugby Festival is an annual event at the club. The £200 sponsorship went towards the New Milton Mini's Section.
Seven members from the South East Region joined in fundraising activities for Cancer Research on the 22nd July 2007 by running in the Kempton Park Race for Life in Sunbury.
They raised over £1,500 for the charity and were very delighted to get involved in helping a great cause.
It was hard work but they had a great day.
A kind donation of £500 was given towards the youth club facility in Milford on Sea in June 2006. The money went to great use to get the project started and is a great way for Churchill Retirement Living to 'put something back' into the local community of the South West Region.
Churchill Retirement Living donated £800 to the Bisterne United Football Club. The money was put towards the purchase of a new set of goal posts for their new session in 2007.
A group of Colleagues from the South East region joined in to help raise money for Sports Relief 2006 by completing a one mile run.
A massive 423,000 people across the UK gathered in Central London in July 2006 for this worthy cause.
The seven members from Churchill Retirement Living helped raise over £1,000 for the worthwhile cause.
Sport Relief is a fundraising initiative brought to you by Comic Relief. All the money raised is spent by Comic Relief to help vulnerable people living incedibly tough lives both in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.