Every year Shenton Group run fundraising activities to raise money for four charitable causes. As a company with a vested interest in our community, we always look to support local.
Supporting children whose parents have died whilst serving in the armed forces
Quarter 1 of 2021 saw us fundraising for; Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity supporting children whose parents have died whilst serving in the armed forces. With our head office in Andover Hampshire, not far from Tidworth army camps, this charity is close to a lot of our hearts. Julie, one of our Project Manager Assistants, an army wife and on the board for this charity, headed up the fundraising activities. She has raised a considerable amount of money over the years and, in turn, has supported thousands of children.
Donating to the local Foodbank
Quarter 2 saw us collecting non-perishable food, personal hygiene products and essential household items for the Andover Foodbank. Kirsty, one of our Maintenance Coordinators, was in charge of fundraising and collections. The Foodbank divides essential food and healthcare items into boxes consisting of three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable foods. These boxes are then distributed to local people who have been referred to the Foodbank in crisis.
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. So we are working to combat poverty and hunger. – Food Bank.
Shenton employees bake cakes in aid of Jazzie Fest
In quarter 3 we fundraised for Jazzie Fest! A charity formed to support young people with disabilities moving into higher education and becoming more independent. Jasmine is an 18-year-old who has various disabilities, including Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, resulting in severe mental and physical disability.
Jasmine is in her last year at a local special needs school. Currently, there are no higher education facilities in Andover to attend to meet her needs. The charity has been in touch with the local council and Andover college, and plans have been agreed to run a life skills course to aid young school leavers such as Jasmine to learn valuable independent living skills. Funding is the biggest stumbling block as the college facilities need to be converted into a safe environment and be sufficiently equipped.
The bake sale competition at Shenton Group was a hit and helped raise much-needed funds for the charity. A big thank you to Olivia, one of our Maintenance Coordinators for her support fundraising.
Shenton supports Yellow Brick Road, a charity that supports young people with trauma
For the fourth and final quarter, Shenton Group is raising money for Yellow Brick Road. The charity works with young people, building support networks, helping to build resilience and reduce feelings of loneliness. Yellow Brick Road helps people learn life skills – money, home, relationships, health and wellbeing and offer accredited learning programmes.
Issy, our Executive Assistant, is leading fundraising, and she has arranged everything from boot sales to pumpkin carving competitions. There is even a ‘Shenton Has Talent Show’. Watch this space! There are plenty more fundraising activities to come!
If you know of a Hampshire based charity that you would like us to support, get in touch, we would love to hear from you. To see other charities that we have fundraised for in the past, visit our charitable giving page.