‘CSR’

Curo golf day supporting New Hope Worcester

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

We were delighted to hand over a cheque yesterday to Jean Wilson at New Hope Worcester, following our recent golf day held at Ombersley Golf Club.

Suzanne Blundell and Jean Wilson

Curo’s Suzanne Blundell and New Hope’s Jean Wilson

Businesses from across Worcestershire and beyond supported the event, which comprised a popular 9-hole format followed by dinner and drinks. Those who came for a round included Halls Worcester, Thursfields solicitors, SB Print, SME solicitors, Smith & Williamson, Handelsbanken, HSBC, Prosperity Wealth, Harrisons and Blackstar Sports Management.

Additional funds were raised through a raffle which saw generous prize donations from St Andrew’s Town Hotel, Droitwich, Blackstar Sports Management and Sub Studio Photography amongst others. Ollie Farr, one of our sponsored golf professionals was on hand with short game tips before tee off and faced some fierce competition on the beat the pro event – congratulations to Paul Madden for not only beating the pro but achieving nearest the pin!

It was also great to hear of New Hope’s latest award as the charity was crowned winner in the category ‘Most Outstanding Special Educational Needs Provider’, a win which saw New Hope judged against a large and diverse range of worthy charities throughout the UK.

New Hope is also holding a ball at Worcester Sixways on 20th September – it would be great to see you there!.

Curo’s day at Dodford Childrens’ Holiday Farm

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

                                                                                            Some of the Curo team spent a very satisfying day at Dodford Childrens’ Holiday Farm, getting stuck in with getting the farm ready for the warmer months.

The farm is based in Worcestershire and was set up to provide inexpensive holidays for children and their families who are in need of a well-earned break. Most of the children who visit Dodford are disadvantaged by their situation and many have special needs. Dodford is one of Curo’s chosen CSR charities and we were keen to help, thrilled at seeing instant results and knowing that it will make for even better holidays for the children.

We got down and dirty with mucking out the animals, preparing the swimming pool and using muscles that don’t usually get a workout at the office! It was great fun and all for such a worthwhile cause.

Dodford is always looking for good quality unwanted toys and assistance. For more info, visit: http://www.dodfordfarm.co.uk/

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