As an organisation, we take corporate social responsibility seriously and are keen to give back to the community that has supported our business.
Not only that, many of our staff are actively involved in helping charitable causes and we encourage and support their efforts.
Basingstoke Rugby Club
The Champion Group have been main sponsors of Basingstoke Rugby Football Club for over 10 years.
We were drawn to this exemplary club not purely because it is local, but because it’s driven by a true desire to encourage activity within the community and particularly amongst young people.
Over 200 children are involved in the club’s youth teams and the sport is increasingly attracting active participation amongst females.
Such an integrated approach brings people together for a positive purpose and serves to enhance the social infrastructure of the area, as well as keeping many local people fit and ready for action.
In a co-funding initiative with Sports Match, we have also helped create a three-year contract for a Community Development Officer; the post is managed by the Institute of Sports Sponsorship, through Sport England.
We’re extremely proud of everything the club has achieved and of our relationship with it.
The Champion Group have been real champions when it comes to supporting Ark Cancer Centre Charity, with many of the team going the extra mile to raise funds for, and awareness of, Ark and our campaign to raise £5million towards a much-needed local cancer treatment centre. Ark is proud and honoured to have the support of a community-focused company whose staff make a big difference.
Support for charities is important to everyone at The Champion Group.
Each year our staff help us to choose our ‘Charity of the Year’ and we throw our weight behind fundraising through dress down days, bake sales and other similar methods.
The 2019 Charity of the Year is St Michael’s Hospice, a fantastic local charity which survives on the support of local companies, fundraisers and volunteers and offers a life changing service to all its patients and their families.
Our main sponsorship activity for 2018 was the 1st annual Champion Group charity golf day, held at Dummer Golf Club. A full 18 teams participated and helped us to raise nearly £5k for the Ark Cancer Centre charity. Our 2018 total exceeded £10k and we hope to do the same again this year at the very least!
More news of the Champion Group fund raising events will follow in due course, in the meantime, please follow them on Twitter @smhbasingstoke for regular updates.