50 Years of CCHA!

We aren’t the only ones celebrating an important milestone this year, with 2017 marking 50 years since our client, Croydon Churches Housing Association was formed!

Established half a century ago in 1967, CCHA was founded in an effort to meet the growing need for housing in the community.

Back then they were only managing 5 much needed, affordable homes in the local area but have now grown to own and manage over 1400 in Croydon, Bromley, Sutton and Merton.

Chequers have been providing a quality service to CCHA since 2015 and we are incredibly proud to be a part of the continued success of what is an important part of the Croydon community.

 

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Dementia Awareness Week 2017

To mark Dementia Awareness Week our CEO and Dementia Friends Champion Rosaleen Liard held an awareness session for our staff at Head Office.

The Dementia Awareness Session gave our employees a better understanding of how they can help people living with the disease in small ways.

As with any disease, the first step to beating it is raising awareness and the annual Dementia Awareness Week, started by the Alzheimer’s Society does exactly that.

Dementia is set to be the 21st Century’s biggest killer, but through small initiatives like the Dementia Friends programme, which have taken on board at Chequers could help prevent this.

We now have well over 100 Dementia Friends at Chequers, and at the rate we’re going well have even more by the end of the week.

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Our Girls Run For A Cure

Three Chequers employees took part in the annual Lady Garden Run on Saturday to raise money for The Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

HR Manager Amanda James, Executive Manager Alexandra Magalhaes and Cathryn Kelly of our Sales Team all ran 5km at the event, raising £740 in the process.

Team Chequers joined over 500 women at London’s Hyde Park, who were all running to raise awareness for the gynaecological cancers.

Over 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year in the UK and it is hoped that events like this can inspire more people to help and eventually find a cure.

We’d like to congratulate everyone who took part and thank everyone who donated to such a great cause.

Well done ladies!

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