Houlihan & Co offer their support to various registered Charities from Client run events to achieving personal ambitions to help sections of society less fortunate than ourselves.
CALA NHC – Running for Samaritans
The work Samaritans do is more crucial at the moment whilst we are in ‘Lockdown 3.0’. Many people are feeling isolated this year due to social distancing and travel restrictions. They may have lost a loved one to coronavirus or feel anxious about the current circumstances. Samaritans provide a 24-hour helpline, 365 days a year, to lend an ear to those who feel they have nowhere else to turn. To visit their donation page click here.
Scott Dunbar – London Marathon April 2020
In the summer of last year one of my good friends Michael aged 37, passed away after being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer less than a year before which was absolutely devastating, leaving behind his wife Hannah and his 3-year-old son Arthur.
Michael was a great bloke who lived life to the full, loved keeping fit and had a passion for running. On several occasions, he applied for the London Marathon but was never successful.
In his memory and to raise awareness and money for this great cause, I decided to apply for the London Marathon along with 4 other good friends and his wife Hannah.
Before applying, I can’t remember the last time I have ran more than 5k, so the thought of 26.2 miles was a daunting challenge. Training hasn’t exactly gone to plan as I got a stress fracture on my foot before Christmas. With only 12 weeks I am back training but now need to start getting some miles under my belt.
Any help to achieve our combined team target of 15k, and words of encouragement when you see me would be greatly appreciated.
Millions of people. Friday 13 December 2019. The greatest day of the whole entire year.
Wear a silly jumper and get every single person you know to do the same! Then donate £2 – it’s for the kids, people!
Together, as one awesome team, we’ll be changing the actual future! Awesome.
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank you again for donating a prize to our charity raffle that was drawn on 15th November. The evening was a great success and we hope to arrange more charitable events like this soon.
With your generous contribution, we were able to raise an amazing £4,315.00 for St Francis Hospice.
I’ve made the somewhat ridiculous decision to run the London Marathon next year. I’ve chosen to run for Prostate Cancer Research Centre which is a charity close to my heart as my Grandad passed away in September after being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer 4 years ago. .
TML Golf Day 2019
5 years ago we lost a key member of our team here at Thames Materials to cancer and decided to start the Sheila Melvin memorial golf day in her memory and choose one new charity each year alongside the Lynda Jackson centre that helped Sheila and family greatly in her time of need.
In the 4 years we have raised upwards of £200k which has been amazing and thanks to all who have helped us get there.
In March 2019, we launched a two-year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is a charity that provides emotional, physical and financial support to cancer patients and their families. Over the course of our partnership, we’re aiming to raise at least £200,000 in much needed funds.
2019 London Marathon for Hospice UK – Daniel Judd
Dear All, This year I am running the 2019 London Marathon for Hospice UK in memory of my Dad who passed away in 2015.
You can read my story and help me raise money for this great cause by clicking on the following link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danieljudd2019
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Hospice UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Colets Piling held four further Charity events at The O2 during November and December and with the help of customers and suppliers, donations made raised a further £5000 to our total which means with all your help and generosity the total collected in 2018 was £10,400.00.
Mat Brown – London Marathon 2019
Dear all, I am running the 2019 London Marathon on Sunday 28th April on behalf of Whizz-Kidz.
Whizz-Kidz are a chosen Barratt Developments Ltd charity who are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, support them to become confident and independent young adults.
If you feel you would be able to support Whizz-Kidz please do so using the attached just giving page.
The CALA team has really embraced the charity, raising over £63,000 by undertaking exploits such as the Three Peaks Challenge, the Palace to Palace bike ride and the Centurion Challenge, as well as holding fundraising golf days and taking part in individual and team fundraising activities.
Redrow for BHF & Heart of Kent Hospices
At Redrow South East, we are completing 2 events next month in support of our chosen charities, the British Heart Foundation and the Heart of Kent Hospice.
A 125km one day bike ride around the Maidstone and Medway area on 5th September, plus a 21km walk to our new site in High Halstow on the 27th.
Countryside Quiz Night – Fund raiser in aid of St Francis Hospice
Countryside have organised a quiz night in aid St Francis Hospice, if you are unfamiliar with their great work.
Simon Green the foreman at Ebbsfleet phase 2 is taking part in George goes nuclear. This is a sponsored assault course, and he is looking for sponsors.
There is a just giving page on the website https://georgegoesnuclear.co.uk/
Please take the time to have a look at the website, George needs a lot of help. Any and all donations gratefully accepted.
Dragon Boat Race For 21 Together
This Sunday I along with some of our amazing young adults with down syndrome from 21 together are doing a dragon boat race and I need to raise £300.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your attendance and participation at the CALA golf day on Friday 6th September.
The day was a complete success with everyone enjoying the wonderful golf facilities and wearing a broad smile throughout the day. As the Construction Director for CALA NHC, I was especially proud that you have helped raise such considerable monies for our charity and you made it our best golf day yet.
Your kind donation during the evening of £3000 was overwhelming and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity on behalf of the Isabel Hospice.
CALA Homes NHC – Charity Golf Day
The aim of the day is to raise funds for the Isabel Hospice which is a local charity providing support and care to adults with life limiting diseases. Founded in 1982, the hospice delivers the highest possible quality of life for each patient through dedicated staff and volunteers at the patients’ homes or one of their day care centres.
21 Together Down’s Syndrome
21 together work to raise expectations within the Down’s syndrome community and to empower those around them to promote inclusion and achieve aspirations.
We have supported them through our client Redrow.
Persimmon Healthy Communities
Since May 2017 Persimmons have donated £180,000 to provide kit and equipment to 240 sports teams and in March we will donate a further £460,000 to help amateur kids’ sporting groups.
Variety provides both practical help including Variety Sunshine Coaches, Variety Wheelchairs & specialist equipment through their grant programmes, as well as creating memorable childhood experiences in their Variety at Work Scheme..
We have supported them through our client Crest Nicholson.
The Crest Nicholson Charity Ball 2018
A huge thank you to all those who have kindly donated to the Just Giving page, the running total as I type is £9,275.00 which is a fantastic result for SNAP. SNAP is an Essex charity for parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities. SNAP’s aims are to inform, encourage and support parents, allowing them to grow in strength and knowledge so that they are better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.
Crest Nicholson – Top Gun Pair at Goodwood
Just to let you know that yesterday’s experience was absolutely amazing!
The weather initially wasn’t looking great but eventually both ‘Dead Meat’ (myself) and ‘Extra Meat’ (Keeley) got the go ahead!
We flew up to about 3,000ft and proceeded to experience up to 4.5g and 0g, barrel rolls and engage in pursued ‘combat’.
For the record I connected more ‘shots’ but my re arranged internal organs couldn’t take anymore and I was forced to make use of all facilities, including the pre packed sick bag zipped in the lower part of my flight suit.
All in all, a bloody good day! Thank you once again!
School Workshop Donation
Houlihan’s where asked to donate a shed workshop to a local school in oxfordshire.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust – Russell Gatward
We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good.
Russell raised an amazing total of £6098.94 for this charity by riding from London to Paris over 4 days.