Ringwood-based ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ Churchill Retirement Living is proud to announce that its charitable arm the Churchill Foundation will be teaming up with three new Charity Partners in 2017: Hope For Food, Walking With The Wounded and The Silver Line.
Every year the Churchill Foundation picks three or four charities to support, not only financially but by generating exposure via Churchill Retirement Living employees, business partners, owners and Churchill Foundation events. These Charity Partners will be supported through the Foundation’s annual clay pigeon shooting challenge, its first celebrity golf day, and a range of other events and activities throughout the year.
Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth, set up in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate. It aims to try and bring a little happiness back into the lives of people who perhaps, through no fault of their own, find themselves without things most of us take for granted, such as food and shelter.
Walking With The Wounded is a national Armed Forces charity raising funds to retrain and re-skill wounded servicemen and women and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.
The Silver Line was launched by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE in 2013, and is the UK’s only confidential, free 24-hour helpline offering information, friendship and advice to lonely and isolated older people. It will team up with the Foundation for a second year to help combat loneliness among this age group.
Spencer McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living’s Chairman & CEO and a Trustee of the Churchill Foundation, said:
“The Churchill Foundation is a relatively new initiative that we are very proud of and its aim is to transform people’s lives by supporting our main Charity Partners as well as a wide range of smaller charities. We raised well over a quarter of a million pounds in 2016, and we’re looking forward to working with our new Partners to achieve even more in 2017, making a real difference for a mixture of national and local causes which all mean a lot to us.”