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.
We are not just the antenna experts....but also the baking (and eating!) experts! 🎂
In February 2023, the Chelton Community Heroes organised and hosted a Cake and Samosa morning to raise money for Disasters Emergency Committee Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. With the region suffering from multiple earthquakes, we wanted to raise money to provide emergency aid, food and shelter to the thousands affected.
Thank you to all our employees at our Marlow HQ who helped the Chelton Community Heroes raise over £𝟮,𝟬𝟬𝟬* for the appeal - a record amount which will go a huge way in scaling up emergency response and care.
Good things come to those who bake and our star baker was awarded a voucher for his two amazing lemon and chocolate cakes! Thank you to all the bakers who kindly donated their time, effort and wonderful baking skills - the event would not have been a success without you.
A huge thank you to all those who support the Chelton Community Heroes by donating and eating 😋
*𝘛𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘢 𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘩 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 Charities Aid Foundation 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘵𝘰𝘯.
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.
Fundraising for the Ukrainian Emergency Appeal.
In March 2022, the Chelton Community Heroes along with our Sports & Social Club launched a fundraiser to provide much needed assistance to the Ukrainian Emergency Appeal.
Together, we raised an incredible £1,205 – well over our initial target!
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.
A twist on the world's biggest Coffee Morning with a Cake & Samosa bake sale!
The Chelton Community Heroes host an annual Macmillan Cake and Samosa morning fundraising for people facing cancer and needing cancer care.
We also host a competition for those who fancy 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!
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.