Category: Fundraising for charity

Chancerygate conquers Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise £30,000 for Action Tutoring charity

By aioannidis,

An intrepid team of 24 Chancerygate colleagues successfully negotiated the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise £30,000 for a national charity that tackles educational inequality.

Called Action Tutoring, the London-headquartered charity offers free maths and English tutoring to disadvantaged pupils in partnership with schools through a network of more than 2,700 volunteer tutors.

Each year the tutors support around 6,200 pupils and deliver more than 67,000 pupil sessions nationwide, where usually one tutor teaches two pupils at a time.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge route is 24 miles, including 5,200 ft of ascent, and takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Richard Bains, Chancerygate managing director, said: “Action Tutoring was a natural choice of charity for us to support as it complements the work of the Chancerygate Foundation which also aims to tackle social inequalities.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported our fund raising. I would also like to praise the perseverance and determination of all 24 Chancerygate colleagues who undertook the challenge.”

Of the 24 Chancerygate colleagues that took part, a group of 18 completed the challenge in an impressive time of under 10 hours.

Susannah Hardyman, founder and CEO of Action Tutoring said: “We are very grateful to everyone at Chancerygate for raising £30,000 for our charity.

“It will enable us to unlock the potential of more children who are facing disadvantage by enabling pupils to make meaningful academic progress. We know from experience that this, in turn, opens doors to future opportunities.”

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Chancerygate donates £43,000 to charities across 2020

By Ada Ioannidis,

Our CSR programme aims to fundraise throughout the year for charities selected by our team, with supported charities having personal meaning to several of our employees. This year £43,000 was raised and donated to the following charities:

  • Food4Heroes
  • Mind
  • North Paddington Foodbank
  • Sands
  • Andrew Grene Foundation
  • LandAid

Learn more about our chosen charities and see what they had to say:

Food4Heroes deliver meals to frontline NHS staff and local communities via foodbanks, providing nutritious, healthy meals to those in need.

“We are thrilled that Chancerygate has made such an incredibly generous contribution to Food4Heroes new venture. The donation allows for the provision of 1,250 meals, which will provide a foodbank with enough freshly cooked meals for a whole month!”

  • The Bridges Property team

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem whilst campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

“On behalf of Mind I wanted to thank Chancerygate for your kind and generous donation of £1000. We are incredibly grateful for your support. Last year, our network of over 140 local Minds in England and Wales supported over 425,000 people through services such as counselling, back to work mentoring, and therapy. Our three helplines answered almost 100,000 calls, and 16.7 million people visited the mental health information pages of our Mind website. 41,000 people received direct support through our online community Elefriends, which users describe as ‘life-saving’.

  • Megan Earl, Corporate Partnerships Team, Mind

North Paddington Foodbank (NPFB) was set up as an increasing number of people are experiencing situations where they have little to no money to purchase food and essentials. The NPFB provides food to those in need.

“On average, an emergency food package costs North Paddington Foodbank £12.08. This donation will help us to support over 200 people over the Christmas period, our busiest time of the year. We are very grateful for the support Chancerygate has shown us, with special thanks to Tom Faulkner and James Tinkler for their help making deliveries for us these past months.”

  • The NPFB Team

Sands works to reduce the number of babies dying and to improve care and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

“Sands is extremely grateful for this wonderful donation from Chancerygate. This generous gift will contribute to Sands’ valuable work to support families and NHS staff who need us now more than ever. Thank you to the team at Chancerygate for making our life changing work possible”

  • Daniel Brett-Schneider, Director of Income and Engagement at Sands

The Andrew Grene Foundation’s mission it to give the people of Haiti the resources to develop themselves through education and microfinance. The Andrew Grene High School was built in 2011 and provides full-time education to over 250 students aged 11 – 19. The microfinance project assists women in remote areas of Haiti loans to grow their small businesses, allowing women to work themselves out of poverty and support their families.

“For the past seven years, Chancerygate have made significant donations to the work of the Andrew Grene Foundation in Haiti. We have a high school in Cite Soleil, which is educating 253 students from the age of 11-19, and a micro finance operation in the south. To date we have been able to assist 2600 rural Haitian women. The donations Chancerygate have made have been put toward teaching salaries and PPE for the school and microfinance branch.”

  • Jane Holden, Director of Fundraising, Andrew Grene Foundation

LandAid is the property industry charity that works to give grants which fund projects creating safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young homeless people. For more than 86,000 young people in the UK, homelessness is the dangerous reality of their lives, LandAid directly impacts the lives of young people, providing them with a safe space to call home.

“LandAid is a property centric charity with the specific objective of ending youth homelessness in the UK. I joined the North West board of the charity three years ago as I wanted to positively contribute to tackling the issue in my area. The very generous donation from Chancerygate will help finance projects such as the recent part funding of the De Paul charity’s renovation of a building in South Manchester which provides safe supported accommodation for over 900 young vulnerable people each year.”

  • Chris Brown, Development Manager, Chancerygate

Chancerygate supports Runnymede Foodbank with £1,000 donation

By Ada Ioannidis,

Chancerygate has made a £1,000 donation to Runnymede Foodbank in an effort to support volunteers with the provision of emergency food and support to local people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The foodbank is based close to Chancerygate’s 62,324 sq ft, 12-unit Chertsey Business Park industrial development, which is currently under construction and is due to be completed later this year.

Thanks to a matched donation by the development’s contractor, Harmonix Construction, a total of £2,000 will boost the level of support Runnymede Foodbank can offer to those in need.

Commenting on the donation, Angela Miller from Runnymede Foodbank, said: “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen a huge increase in people in the area requiring emergency parcels from the foodbank.”

“Generous donations like the one from Chancerygate and Harmonix Construction mean we are able to sustain the increased demand for food and basic essentials that local people in crisis require.”

At the beginning of the pandemic, Runnymede Foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust nationwide network of foodbanks, acquired an 11,000 sq ft warehouse, in order to meet the growing needs of local families and launch a same day delivery service. Since the launch of this delivery service on March 28, Runnymede Foodbank has delivered food packs to more than 2,000 adults and children in the borough.

Chancerygate’s project manager, Matt Storr, said: “Angela and the team of volunteers at Runnymede Foodbank have worked incredibly hard over the last few months to meet the growing demands of people in the borough.

“We are proud to have worked alongside Harmonix Construction to support them and hope with our donation the volunteers can continue to deliver the essential services that people require.”

Industry-first partnership sees Chancerygate install defibrillators on all developments

By Ada Ioannidis,

Chancerygate has announced an industry first partnership with the Henry Angell-James Memorial Trust (HAJMT) which will see the company install defibrillators at all its under construction and future developments.

Founded in March 2019, the trust was established in memory of Henry Angell-James who was a director of Birmingham-based industrial developer Graftongate Developments. Henry died aged 54 in October 2017 following a cardiac arrest.

Chancerygate is the first industrial developer and asset manager in the UK to commit to installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its developments in conjunction with HAJMT. The first AED has been installed at Chancerygate’s Beeston Business Park scheme in Nottingham and the developer will fit further AEDs on its current and future projects.

Chancerygate’s AEDs will be registered with The Circuit, the national defibrillator network, which is connected to every ambulance service in the UK and allows them to direct bystanders to the nearest defibrillator to help save lives.

Commenting on the partnership, the trust’s founder and Henry’s wife, Sally Angell-James, said: “Chancerygate’s commitment to installing AEDs at all its under construction and future developments is an amazing boost to the trust, and will further raise its profile nationwide.”

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK, with around 95 per cent of cardiac arrests that happen outside hospitals proving fatal. By placing AEDs in more locations with public access, our objective is to reduce that number and save lives.

“This is further enabled by the fact that the devices being installed at Chancerygate’s developments are semi-automated, which makes them straightforward to use.”

Chancerygate managing director, Richard Bains, added: “We are proud to be the first industrial developer and asset manager to support the trust in this way.

“Sally is an inspiration to us all, having turned a personal tragedy into a force for positive change that will benefit people and undoubtedly save lives. We look forward to continuing to support the trust and raise awareness of Sally’s work throughout the UK.”

In memory of Henry, the Angell-James Family is on a mission to help save the lives of others by raising money to buy Free Public Access Defribillators. To get involved, donate or partner with the trust, please visit their website for more information.

Back of the net! Knutsford’s Egerton FC mini footballers celebrate £1,000 new equipment donation

By Ada Ioannidis,

Knutsford community football club Egerton FC is over the moon after receiving £1,000 to purchase new equipment to support the coaching of its under five and under eight teams.

Warrington-based industrial developer Chancerygate, which is building the new 252,000 sq ft Novus business park on Knutsford’s Parkgate Industrial Estate, made the donation which has helped the club purchase new goal posts and footballs.

The football club conducts several weekly training sessions for local youngsters including its Saturday Club for children aged three to seven. During the school holidays, Egerton FC’s popular football holiday camp gives players the opportunity to stay active and take part in sport.

Commenting on the donation, Egerton FC mini football coach, Ryan Routley, said: “We train 36 teams ranging from under fives to under 12s every week, so it essential we have the right equipment to deliver our coaching sessions

“Chancerygate’s generous donation has allowed us to purchase much-needed light-weight goals along with new footballs for our younger players. The club and our players are very grateful and have been putting the new equipment through its paces.”

Egerton FC men’s team currently play in division one of the Cheshire League while the ladies’ team play in division one of the Cheshire Women’s and Youth Football League.

Chancerygate development manager, Chris Brown, added: “Ryan, the rest of the coaching team, the players, parents, carers and volunteers all make Egerton FC a superb community club.

“We are proud to support them and hope all the young players using the equipment continue to develop and enjoy learning to play football in an excellent environment.”

Chancerygate’s Novus development is a ten-minute car journey from Egerton FC’s facilities on Mereheath Lane. The development is expected to create 700 jobs and spans 16-acres, making it Chancerygate’s largest site in the north of England.

Chancerygate walks 500 miles in £20,000 charity fundraisier

By Ada Ioannidis,

Chancerygate has tackled a marathon challenge totalling a combined 500 miles, in a bid to raise a target of £20,000 for charities Sparkles and Parkinson’s UK. This distance spans the length from the company’s northernmost scheme in Livingston, Scotland, to its southernmost in Poole, Dorset.

A total of 30 employees from the industrial developer and asset manager tackled either a 13 or 27-mile route between Hampton Court Bridge and Tower Bridge, following the Thames Path national trail. On a hot and humid day, all of the participants achieved their individual goals.

The team of runners and walkers has already received more than £19,000 in online and in-person donations and gift aid to date. Donations are still being accepted via the Virgin Money Giving website.

The supported charities have personal meaning to several Chancerygate employees who have family members directly affected by the conditions they work to address.

Sparkles supports pre-school children with Down’s Syndrome living in and around Buckinghamshire, providing speech, language, physio and occupational therapies.

Donations to Parkinson’s UK help fund research into treatments for the disease and support for those affected.

The Chancerygate 500 – Our 2019 Thames Path challenge

By Stephen Stebbings,

This year, Chancerygate has decided to continue to fundraise for Sparkles and Parkinsons UK with the objective of raising at least £20,000.

The challenge
In order to raise this significant sum, we realised we needed the whole team to undertake a significant challenge! With that in mind, on Friday 21st June, the Chancerygate team are undertaking either a 13 or 27 mile run/ walk of the Thames path between Hampton Court Bridge and Tower Bridge. This will mean that between the team we will be running/ walking over 500 miles which is the distance between our most southerly scheme in Poole, Dorset and our most northerly scheme in Livingston, Scotland – and yes, we are already in training!

How to sponsor us and make a donation
Please click through to our Virgin Money Giving page if you would like to sponsor the team. All donations made to this link will be split between Sparkles and Parkinson’s UK, with the donation going directly to the two charities. Chancerygate will be covering all costs of the event.

We will be providing updates regarding the event here on our website as well as through our social media pages. The whole team will be very grateful for any support that you can give to us and these very worthwhile charities.



Fundraising update!

By Ada Ioannidis,

Last month we set off on a charity hike in Surrey with property friends and our North West team also completed a hike in Chester for Parkinsons UK . A big thank you to all those who have supported these events which have now raised a total of £6500!

North Downs Hike 21st September 2018

By owsAdmin,

Chancerygate are organising a day’s hike around the North Downs with our friends from the property industry with donations made to our chosen charities. In addition Chancerygate’s North West team will be participating in a sponsored walk organised by Parkinsons UK in Chester.