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Showing support for many charities
The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust is an organisation working in partnership with residents, local authorities and community organisations to enhance the growing community. We will create and manage events and places for people that support active, healthy and social lifestyles promoting pride of place.
We do this by bringing people together to set the community’s vision for our town and through working in partnership with the Town and District Councils and the developers of the regeneration programme.
The charity supports children and adolescents who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces, by offering activities, holidays, educational grants, and access to professional bereavement counselling. It was founded in 2009 by Army widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband Corporal Lee Scott.
The mission behind the charity is close to our hearts and we’re sure it is for many of the local Whitehill & Bordon community.
Whitehill and Bordon has a long and proud military history, having had the army present in the area for more than 110 years. Though there are no longer active training facilities, the town remains an important area for the military, and the many army families who live in the town.
“We couldn’t be prouder to support Scotty’s Little Soldiers. To be able to help the children whose parents gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom is a privilege. We always strive to play an active role in the community, and to make sure that the community members are at the heart of every decision we make,”
“Most importantly we must take care to remember those who are no longer with us and look after the families who remain in the town and who are active in the Army. That is why it is imperative to involve charities affiliated with the Army; and help those families with past and present military histories.”
says James Child, project lead of Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company.
Last month, a very enthusiastic and motivated team of volunteers from our Major Developments team and the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) supported St Mungo’s on their No Second Night Out (NSNO) initiative. They donated their time and skills to help refurbish NSNO’s accommodation which is used to temporarily house people who are sleeping rough for the first time to prevent them from having to spend a second night out on the streets.
The 28 volunteers included directors, managers, assistants, PAs and admin staff. They painted, cleaned and stencilled the accommodation to help make it more comfortable for those using the centre in the future.
Major Developments Managing Director, Lee Bishop commented: “We all had a great day and the personal satisfaction of giving a little back is fantastic. It is great that the Company lets us all volunteer up to four half days (or two full days) paid volunteering leave per year. More TW staff could organise this through their Charity Committee Reps.”
Assistant Project Manager, Thalita Ferizolla, a TW Major Developments representative at WBRC, organised the event and said:
“For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness. Their work helps to prevent homelessness and support people at every step of their recovery from homelessness. They’ve counted on this large and brilliant team and were very impressed with their motivation and willingness to help others and above all, to make a difference.”
The event was a great success and an excellent team-building experience for all those who took part, enabling them to gain insight on how TW works with St Mungo’s to help end homelessness.
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