CHARITY EVENTS & SPONSORSHIPS
"We are proud sponsors of various events that take place for good causes."
BERKELEY HOMES Charity shooting day - 7th September 2017
DWG proudly took part at the St Edward Clay Pigeon Charity Shooting Day at the prestigious Royal Berkshire Shooting School helping to raise a fantastic £30,000 for The Connect at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. A fantastic £24,000 was raised.
The Connection at St Martin’s, a homelessness centre next to Trafalgar Square.
BERKELEY HOMES Dragon Boat Racing Event - Bewl Water, 15th September 2017
A great DWG team afternoon event helping Berkeley homes raise £10,600 for Ellenor. Various colleagues from our office and bricklaying and scaffold site teams took part a dragon boat race in order to raise funds for Ellenor charity who help provide the very best care and support for families facing terminal illness. Their focus is to enable people to be cared for and die in their own homes or in nursing homes, with care supported and coordinated by specialist teams.
Starr In The Community
Every Christmas DWG donates 20 tickets to Starr In The Community to enable children to attend an event held in Crawley, West Sussex. Every child who attends is free to be themselves, move to the music, shout out in delight or even appear centre stage! It is a small gift that offers a welcome escape from endless hospital appointments and one to which DWG are privileged to be associated with.
DWG Sponsor Young Farmers Volunteering in South Africa
Laura Gascoyne has recently returned from a trip to South Africa representing National Federation of Young Farmers where she and others helped local communities to build gardens to help them grow their own vegetables.
The first project was in a township called Vyground at a primary school named Capricorn Primary School and the Sozo Foundation. They started the first garden by digging two vegetable patches, they included brown waste, green waste, manure, metal tins, bones & cardboard. They went on to plant onions, spinach, kale & turnips.
The second township was called Nyanga where they helped an organization called Etafeni. This organization was set up in 2001 to provide sustainable, community-based caregivers. They also work with the community to teach maintainable gardening so they are able to grow their own vegetable patches and ensure they have food to eat.
They went to the township itself and helped build these vegetable patches in the garden for the community. It was humbling work in the township and their work was very much appreciated.
They dug a total of 6 vegetable patches in their two days stay in Nyanga, the aim is for 200 gardens a year.
Whilst in South Africa they helped to organize a lunch for 400 women from the Vyground community, this was to help celebrate Women's Day which is a Bank Holiday for them and is taken very seriously.
After the visit to Imizamo Yethu, the went to Ikhaya le Tembe, here they built two vegetable patches and planted six potato boxes. Once planted they painted the boxes.
All of the women were given magazines, toiletries, and snack food.
They visited Lanteguer Market Garden in Mitchell's Plain, this market garden is based in a psychiatric hospital, the aim is to help patients with gardening.
They helped by planting fruit trees, sowing seeds and weeding the existing gardens; they also helped pick and pack vegetables for sale.
They then went on to visit Imizamo Yethu, a township near Hout Bay.
The final community activity visited was called Prince and Princess Educare, this is a nursery where children can go whilst their parents have the opportunity to go to work and earn to provide for their families.
Laura ends by saying that South Africa is an incredible, beautiful country that taught her a lot in a short space of time.