Who are the Chelton Community Heroes?

Who we are?

The Chelton Community Heroes (CCH) are the Community Involvement Committee who run the voluntary strategic business activity addressing social and environmental causes important to our employees and the communities we live and serve in.

What do we do?

Organise bake sales, fun runs, STEM activities in local schools - anything which benefits our local community! We usually hold activities on a monthly basis with outdoor volunteering events in the summer time and fundraising events for the winter months.

What have we done in the past?

  • Local Food Banks
  • Macmillan Cancer Walk
  • Swan Lifeline
  • Coffee Morning
  • Christmas Jumpers

Donations of food and Easter eggs to Chelton's local food banks.

In 2021, 2.5 million people used a food bank. With rising food prices, higher energy costs and cuts to government benefits, food banks are becoming more and more significant.

At Chelton we are helping where we can. The Chelton Community Heroes gathered and donated food and Easter eggs to our local food banks to help feed families over Easter.

 

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Winter Walk to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

In 2020, before the world came to a halt, the Chelton Community Heroes committed to the London Winter Walk on 19th January 2020, in memory of a fellow employee's wife who sadly succumbed to cancer. This was to raise much needed funds to Macmillan Cancer Support who provided much needed care and support.

The 21km 'West Walk' headed out to Putney Bridge and returned to The Oval. 

Volunteering at Swan Lifeline devoted to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley.

Swan Lifeline rescue and provide shelter and treatment for sick and injured swans with a view to returning them to the wild as soon as possible. It is the oldest registered charity devoted entirely to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas.  Their work is possible only through donations, legacies and support from the general public, sponsors, trustees and volunteers.

Chelton Community Heroes volunteered to refurbish a Swan pond area – this involved digging a trench to stop predators at the fence and for a for water pipe, shore up around the pond, replace the netting, and other vital activities to make the pen ‘swan ready’.  

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A twist on the world's biggest Coffee Morning with a Cake & Samosa bake sale!

The Chelton Community Heroes hosted the annual Macmillan Cake and Samosa morning fundraising for people facing cancer and needing cancer care.

We also hosted a competition for those who fancied themselves as the Paul Hollywood of Pastry or felt they could give Betty Crocker a run for her money! We had a great amount of baked goods donated for the cake sale and suffice to say our Tasting Judges were almost (and we mean just almost) ready to give up cake!

Celebrating the best (and worst!) Christmas Jumpers for Ollie's Star

The Chelton Community Heroes hosted the annual Christmas Jumper Day in support of Ollie’s Star. The charity was set up by one of our employees and his wife in memory of their son and to support the research into rhabdomyosarcoma and other cancers.

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Why do Chelton encourage volunteering?

Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved in fun activities whilst helping change lives.

For some, it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. Whilst for others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Volunteering, has been found to improve health and well-being, team skills, loyalty and productivity.

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