Chequers got involved in the festivities at Lansdowne Green last weekend to celebrate diversity in the community!
The annual International Day held at Lansdowne Green was held by our client Optivo, and saw residents, contractors and housing officers come together in a day of good food, good music and community cohesion.
Colourful costumes were worn and many residents served tasty food, from countries around the world, including Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Our representatives on the day were there running competitions and offering free giveaways to residents. Mark, a Contract Manager in our grounds maintenance department even got involved with a spot of Zumba!
Our contract managers were also on hand to discuss the cleaning and grounds maintenance services we provide on-site and how we can improve and help residents further.
Musical acts and dancers put on amazing performances at the event in Stockwell which celebrated different countries from across the globe.
The Mayor of Lambeth, Marcia Cameron was also in attendance to show her support.
This is the fifth year the event has been held, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s celebrations!
Chequers played an important part in One Housing’s recent Volunteer Days at one of their properties in Camden.
Our Electrical & Building Supervisor Rand was on hand to deliver materials to the site, while assisting and instructing volunteers who gave up their time to redecorate and regenerate the property, inside and out.
We helped the volunteers who spruced up the environment, planting flowers, repainting the walls and ceilings, and creating murals to add personal touches to the properties.
This is one of a number of similar projects we have been involved in over the past year, supporting One Housing as they conduct Volunteer Days across their housing portfolio.
This weekend we took part in the second annual Croydon PrideFest in support of the LGBTQ community.
Chequers members of staff manned a stall at the event, decked out in Pride colours and running competitions and giving out prizes.
We were also selling Lady Garden hoodies to raise money for the Gynaecological Cancer Fund, raising £120 on the day.
We were delighted to join hundreds of other people enjoying the music, food and drink in The Queen’s Gardens.
We’d also like to thank staff members from our client One Housing for helping us on the day.
We’re already looking forward to PrideFest 2018!