Community Support Fund

We, at Goldcrest, are proud to support the local communities in which we work by putting something back. Rather than supporting national charities, we are committed to investing closer to home to ensure a direct impact on the quality of lives of the local community.

Since September 2014 we have supported the Help For Heroes Charity in providing an annual end of course countryside challenge as a part of a rehabilitation and career recovery program. Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans (‘the blokes’) and their loved ones.

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Damilola

Goldcrest Land have developed a number of sites in Southwark and we were approached by the Damilola Taylor Trust (who at the time were struggling for funding) seeking emergency funds. The Trust (www.damilolataylortrust.co.uk), named for Damilola Taylor, a 10 year old victim of violence committed by children not much older than him, works to help inner city youths play, learn and live their lives free of fear and violence. We worked closely with them and gave them a pledge of substantial funds that enabled them to leverage our support and successfully raise all the remaining money they required. Goldcrest presented our cheque at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Peckham and we have continued to support this important charity.

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SPC

Goldcrest were also approached regarding our Community Support Fund by the Mayor of Southwark one of the patrons of the Southwark Pensioners Centre. Goldcrest met the pensioners to hand over the award which met the cost of fully upgrading and updating their IT facilities providing the Centre with internet access for the pensioners.

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Scouts

Developing our site at Railshead Road, St Margarets we worked closely with the 3rd Osterley Sea Scouts. After liaising with them throughout the planning process our final design was sympathetic to their site next door to us especially ensuring the orientation of the amenity space was towards the Thames and away from their site . After this successful demonstration of how a commercial enterprise can happily incorporate the concerns of local stakeholders we were delighted to present the Sea Scouts with the funds to buy a new safety boat. This is an essential item for the sea scouts who are unique in that they are one of the very few groups in London able to provide direct access to the Thames for their activities.

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Generation

Goldcrest has always been committed to finding innovative solutions to the critical housing shortage in London. The rental market has now moved centre stage as the opportunities for home ownership in London have receded. Generation Rent ( www.generationrent.org) are a campaign group working to improve the private rented sector for tenants. Goldcrest donated funds to support this important campaign.

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Linden

Linden Lodge School, which provides both an educational experience and support for the visually impaired from the ages of 4-17. Rising demand for places at the school put Linden Lodge under considerable pressure to extend its facilities. Forging a strong relationship with the school, we, as part of our corporate social responsibility programme, decided to donate half the funding needed for the outdoor play area, which the school consequently met through fundraising.

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Linden

Contact The Elderly which is a charity which supports elderly people who are house-bound. The charity organises volunteer drivers to collect these elderly and in many cases elderly people with mobility issues, to take them to a private home where another volunteer hosts a Sunday afternoon tea party. Goldcrest sponsors a Sunday afternoon tea party with entertainment for approximately 70 people each September at the home of the Chairman. Goldcrest also sponsors a Christmas party for 50 people at The Washington Hotel and an Easter party at Goldcrest House.

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Faisy

Daisy Garland who was a young child who died from a severe form of epilepsy which can be controlled by diet. Her mother Sara Garland worked in Hurlingham Business Park opposite Goldcrest House and ten years ago put up flyers in all the office buildings. Michael Collins saw one and called her in for a meeting. It was a very emotional meeting and from that he could see that she was desperate to fund the first Dietician which could help other families. She was short of funding for the first Dietician. Michael told her that if she could find half of that, Goldcrest would give her the other half. She did and we did and the charity got going and we continue to support the charity annually. The Daisy Garland Trust celebrated their tenth anniversary and Goldcrest Land are delighted to continue their support for this worthy charity by being the Secret Santa which matches donations one to one.

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The University of Leeds has a world renowned Enterprise Department. We are delighted to support this valuable incubator for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by making an annual bursary to allow budding entrepreneurs to further develop their product or service to the implementation stage.

Leeds

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