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 2021 Charity of the Year is The Blue Space, the male arm of the Pink Place charity in Basingstoke. Offering cancer support services, counselling and spousal support to men who are experiencing the harsh realities of cancer.
Our main sponsorship activity for the year is always the annual charity golf day. We also hold sweepstakes for sporting events, dress down days, bake sales and this year a team of staff are doing a skydive as well!
More news of the Champion Group fund raising events will follow in due course, in the meantime, please find out how you can help The Blue Space by visiting their website.