IMTECH STAFF DON THEIR RUNNING SHOES TO RAISEMONEY THROUGH THE WINDSOR HALF MARATHONSTAFF CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO IMTECH'S FUNDRAISING MINCE PIE MORNING TO JOIN IN THE FUN 1011MARATHONS AND MINCE PIESukwww.crash.org.ukCONSTRUCTING A FUTURE. This residential care home is designed for people with mental health or substance abuse problems. It has 12 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a kitchenette and a garden. Services offered include 24 hour staffing, health assessment, detoxification, one-to-one support sessions, complimentary therapies and relaxation groups, creative activities and support addressing legal, financial and social difficulties.Windsor Half MarathonImtech has been a silver sponsor of the Windsor Half Marathon as part of its long term commitment to CRASH for the last 10 years. The firm also enters a team of runners to take part in the race, who raise as much money as possible for CRASH.Mince pie morning The now annual mince pie morning has been running for the last two years and is held on the last day employees are at work ahead of the Christmas break. Whether buying or selling mince pies to raise money, all the staff are encouraged to wear red and last year they were invited to bring their children along to join in the fun and play in the office - under the careful supervision of two elves!
Taylor Wimpey employees are shedding pounds to fundraise for CRASH while the housebuilder puts its muscle behind a hostel projectBERWICK STREET1213CONSTRUCTING A FUTUREwww.crash.org.ukwww.hen it comes to securing the perfect patron to really throw some weight behind a cause and make a difference, one of the UK's biggest housebuilders has to be pretty high on the list. Luckily for CRASH, it has got such a firm in the bag as residential development giant Taylor Wimpey is committed to backing the charity to the hilt - at all levels. From the chief executive to the HR team and two teams of keen dieters, Taylor Wimpey is dedicated to supporting CRASH and Centrepoint, the firm's national charity. Pete Redfern, the firm's chief executive, explains why: "Many years ago homelessness became far more recognised as a big issue, driven by both the magazine of the same name and media coverage. More recently it has become a more hidden and frankly unfashionable issue, with many of us only really thinking about it at Christmas time, when the difference between our own circumstances and those of the homeless becomes a focus. However, having been involved with both homeless people and organisations over the last few years, I have understood that the issue remains a major one and that homelessness and the lack of any sense of community that goes along with it is something that still blights many lives. It is too easy to brush it off as an issue that the victims could deal with themselves. Having met many homeless people I can say, without doubt, that every one of them has had to deal with issues in their lives, whether domestic violence, illness or bereavement, that I have not."Here we highlight just what Taylor Wimpey staff are doing, and the projects the firm is involved in, to fulfil its role as a CRASH patron.As well as CRASH, Taylor Wimpey has been working with Centrepoint, its national charity. Centrepoint provides emergency accommodation, support, information and training for young homeless people.CRASH has been working with Centrepoint on 25 Berwick Street, a hostel in Westminster, London, for young homeless people to use for a short stay of between nine and 28 days, which has needed a major redevelopment and transformation. Taylor Wimpey employees took part in the recent Centrepoint Big Sleepout events in London and the North-east, raising in excess of £16,000. London participants included James Jordan (group legal director and company secretary), Peter Andrew (UK land and planning director) and eight members of the graduate programme. North-east participants included the regional managing director of the North-east business (John Taylor) and other members of the senior management team. The housebuilder also entered a team in the Centrepoint Ultimate Pub Quiz, finishing a respectable third out of 23 teams with assistance from Dr Who actor David Tennant. CENTRE OF ATTENTIONTAYLOR WIMPEY'S INPUT HAS TRANSFORMEDCENTREPOINT'S WESTMINSTER HOSTEL ADAM IS ONE OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HASBENEFITTED FROM THE BERWICK STREET HOSTEL