Churchill raised £8,575.45 this year through our special Winter Warmer events at our developments all over the country, benefiting a range of local charities chosen by its apartment Owners and Colleagues. This impressive total was topped up with an additional £1,986.28 for the top fundraising Lodges’ charities, thanks to match funding from Churchill’s own charity the Churchill Foundation.
During February we called on local communities to step in out of the cold and into the warmth of our Owners’ Lounges to enjoy hot drinks and indulgent snacks in return for a small donation to a local charity.
Events were held at 50 Churchill developments up and down the country from Kent to Cumbria, with 100% of the money raised going towards a range of good causes, many of them small local charities for which the extra support can make a big difference.
Dutton Lodge in Penrith achieved the highest fundraising total with an impressive £537.38 towards the Great North Air Ambulance. The Churchill Foundation has match-funded this amount, meaning the charity receives a total of £1,074.76.
Three other Lodges with the highest fundraising totals based on their number of apartments will also be matched by the Churchill Foundation, doubling the amounts raised for their respective charities:
- Peel Lodge in Marlow – £273.60 for the Shaw Trust & Thames Valley Air Ambulance
- Lockyer Lodge, Sidmouth – £400.30 for Sidmouth Hospice at Home
- Tebbutt Lodge, Market Harborough – £501.00 for Leicestershire Air Ambulance Service
Spencer McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living’s Chairman & CEO, said:
“We’re delighted to have raised such an impressive total through this year’s Winter Warmer events. 100% of the money raised will go towards local causes chosen by our Owners and Colleagues, supporting their vital work and helping us give something back to the local communities where we operate. The Churchill Foundation has matched the amounts raised by our four top fundraising Lodges, and Dutton Lodge deserves a special well done for achieving the highest total. I’d also like to say a big thank you to all our Owners, Colleagues, and members of the public who took part in these events and helped to make them such a success.”