We are delighted to welcome the addition to CSR of an exciting new collaboration with one of our suppliers, Sands End Associated Projects In Action (SEAPIA).
SEAPIA is a children’s charity that has been supporting local families since 1970, providing low-cost play and childcare provisions for children aged 4 to 13 years. They also provide a hugely necessary support network for local elderly residents.
SEAPIA Grass Installation Project
In 2021 The Hurlingham Club’s Head of Grounds, Neil Harvey visited SEAPIA and advised the charity they needed a total restoration – in order for it to be safe for the children to play on all year round.
After some conversation the Hurlingham Club Community Fund (now THCF) agreed to fund the project. The project cost £10,000 in total, was the largest standalone fundraising ever taken on by the Club and involved the upheaval of the old ground and installation of a sustainable turf.
The project itself was completed in May, has transformed the outside area at SEAPIA and was vital for the development of the charity. It has also been welcomed by the children, parents & those that work at the charity.
For further information about SEAPIA from Manager, Julie Cavanagh.
SULIVAN SCHOOL TENNIS INITIATIVE
We welcome a class of 30 students from Sulivan to the Club every Thursday afternoon, when the tennis courts are quiet. We provide/fund all equipment, sportswear and coaching for the session. This initiative gives Sulivan School the ability to add tennis to their PE curriculum, encourages sport amongst children and gives them opportunity to get into tennis.
Every Friday morning a class from Thomas’ Academy use the playground and basketball court at the Club. They enjoy a 45minute session as part of their PE curriculum and 30 minutes playtime in the playground.
We have partnered with local charity, squash squared, to offer disadvantaged children an opportunity to play squash using Hurlingham facilities. Through this initiative we offer 2 squash courts every Tuesday to squash squared, who bring in Langford & Sulivan school in on alternate Tuesday’s, offering 45minutes of squash & 45 minutes of taught education.
We provide food and drinks at the end of the session.
FULHAM GOOD NEIGHBOURS
On September 28th 2021 we entered into a partnership with Fulham Good Neighbours. Since 1966 Fulham Good Neighbours has supported older and disabled people in their homes, gardens and in the wider community. They support almost 500 older and disabled people a year.
We welcomed a group of elder community members from the charity, to the club. This group of 16, who’ve all spent significant periods of their lives in Hammersmith and Fulham, enjoyed afternoon tea, coffee cakes and scones as well as a guided tour of the grounds. It was hugely well received and we will be looking to build on this first event at the Club, moving into 2022.
This initiative is ensuring elder, more vulnerable members of the community connect with more people.
Our campaign to donate foodboxes to SEAPIA (’Sands End Associaated Projects in Action’) culminated in an Easter giveaway where six appropriately masked member volunteers helped us to add Easter treats to our standard foodboxes and deliver those boxes to local residents, mostly elderly.
Our foodbox programme has been incredibly successful with over 700 foodboxes delivered since we launched the campaign before Christmas last year. We have been sent some tremendous feedback and letters of thanks, which has been greatly received.
With the agreement of SEAPIA, we will now press pause on this campaign, but will consider relaunching it in the run-up to Christmas 2021. In the meantime, thank you to the many generous members who donated foodboxes.
If you have any further questions please contact our CSR Manager, Will Radford firstname.lastname@example.org