Monday 26th January, 2015

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Charity of the Year - The Pink Place

It is with great pleasure to announce our chosen charity for the next 12 months is ….

 The Pink Place 


About Them …

The Pink Place is based in Wote Street, Basingstoke and is a relatively new local charity. The Pink Place provides free services to ladies with cancer in the North Hampshire area. These free services include regular counselling sessions, hair services, massages, beauty treatments and also their ‘Wonderful Wig’ services for high quality wigs, offering free fitting, cutting & styling to those ladies who are losing/have lost their hair during their cancer treatment.

The Pink Place was started in 2010 has helped over 200 people with their sessions and although the charity has the support of the breast care unit at Basingstoke Hospital and of the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, they do not receive any funding from them. The Pink Place is 100% reliant on fundraising to pay for their free services and premises so the support of a local company such as The Champion Group is so important to them.For more information please go to


Their History …

The Pink Place was founded in 2010 by Julia Dingwall and Janis Taylor, two local ladies who spotted the need for this kind of support in the Basingstoke area. Julia, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, had her hair cut and cared for during and after treatment by Janis, her friend, and owner of Taylors Hair and Beauty Salon. This made a very positive difference to Julia’s confidence and the idea for The Pink Place grew from this.

Julia and Janis decided they would like to have a local centre, away from the hospital, offering free of charge therapies and services to people with breast cancer. Janis was happy to provide the use of Taylor’s on Monday’s and so on 2nd August 2010 The Pink Place was officially opened by Kevin Harris, consultant at the Breast Care Unit Basingstoke and has the support of the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our fundraising …

The Pink Place have recently moved into their new premises on Wote Street (last month) and although most of the remodelling of their premises has been done (all by volunteers, donations and fundraising) there are still a few areas that need a little help e.g. painting, shelving, taps and basin. They are also hoping to expand their services to help support men and children now they are in their bigger premises.


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Following on from the success of our development at Vyne Road, Champion Homes are delighted to announce hat we have secured another local development site.

Situated on Worting Road, we have full planning permission for the construction of four 2 bedroom flats and a pair of three bedroom semi-detached houses.

As standard, the properties will be finished with the normal "Champion" stamp and as such we are likely to receive substantial interest prior to marketing. 

With a build timeline of approximately 6 months we anticipate the properties being ready by the summer of 2015.

For more information visit the website  or register your interest here 

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On Your Bike!

Kevin Croombs, Champion Group Accountant, has been partaking in a Summer of Cycling, 304miles over 9 Charity Rides across the south of England culminating in a 62mile New Forest Ride.

Kevin and the team have raised over £1,700 for four great charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Michaels Hospice, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Cure Rett.

If you wish to add to the total and for more information on the Summer of Cycling or any of the charities please visit

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Looking for work?

Our excellent reputation and track record means that we continue to win work with our clients.

As a result our workload is increasing and we have opportunities for qualified scaffolders and bricklayers to join us at competitive rates of pay. 

If you are a qualified scaffolder or bricklayer looking for work and you have your relevant CSCS/CISRS cards then we have an opportunity for you.

With work spread across the South and South East there is bound to be a site to suit you. The work is permanent and ongoing provided your willing to work. 

We take pride in our workforce and don't believe in quick fix solutions.

Call us today on 01256 866000 or email  to register your interest. A Contracts manager will call you back to discuss experience, location and rates of pay. 

Apply today, start tomorrow....

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Champion Build - Looking for Work?

Champion Build is the bespoke building arm of the Champion Group. We manage new build development sites, significant client extensions, property refurbishment and general building works.

For Champion Build every job is different. 

We are looking for various trades to join our team including carpenters, bricklayers, general tradesmen and labourers. You will be working in a small team to deliver the highest standard of work to the Group and our external clients.

We are willing to talk to people about full or part time positions on either a sub-contract or PAYE basis. 

We are also looking to expand our apprenticeship scheme and would welcome applications for trainee/apprentice carpenters either part qualified or looking to start their training. 

It is the ideal opportunity to join a thriving team full of energy and with an outstanding eye for detail. 

For more information or to apply contact us at 

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