1,400 run Cheltenham Challenge in near 30c heat 
1,400 people descended on Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 18th June to run for charity in temperatures hitting nearly 30c.  The GB Solutions Cheltenham Challenge is an annual event which sees people running a half marathon, a 10k or a 5k for CCP and a host of other charities too.
With the sun beating down on runners, medics were on standby all day to come to people’s aid.  With the temperature rising by the minute, brave half marathon runners set off at 10am, heading across fields, streams and rough terrain. 
A heat risk assessment led to an increase in the litres of water available at 7 water stations around the course from 1,000 to 2,500.  A huge thank you to Watercooler World for sponsoring this vital part of the event so that runners ran safely and successfully.   
Our thanks also go to RAYNET (the Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network) who sponsored more than 100 marshals to successfully guide participants around the course.  
Despite the heat, Dave Jones, Race Director, said the GB Solutions Cheltenham Challenge was hugely successful:-
'It has gone amazingly well.  I was concerned that there wouldn’t be a huge turnout due to the weather, but it hasn’t stopped anyone.  There has been a massive turnout and all money goes to charity so it’s been another great success.'
With thousands of pound still coming in, watch this space for the final figure the event raised.
A huge thank you to everyone who ran, walked, marshalled, volunteered in many different ways, and sponsored the event and the participants.  See you all next year! 
Click here for results and race timing by stuweb.
CCP shares in Mayor's £37,000 fundraising cheque  
Our heartfelt thanks goes to the now former Mayor of Cheltenham, Chris Ryder, for choosing CCP as one of her two charities of the year in 2016/17.
At the end of her year in office, and a year of successful fundraising events, Chris was able to hand over a cheque for £37,000 to be shared between CCP and St Vincent's & George's Association.
Picured, left to right: Andrew Piggott (CCP Trustee & Treasurer), Chris Ryder (Former Mayor of Cheltenham), Cordell Ray (CCP CEO), Les Bonney (St Vincent's & St George's Association Chair of Trustees) 
Pamper & Prosecco tickets on sale
CCP have the pleasure of inviting you to a fundraising evening of pampering and prosecco at Francesco Group Hair Salon in Cheltenham.  All funds raised from this event will support the work CCP does locally with vulnerable adults, homeless young people and disadvantaged families.
  • Blow drys
  • Hair ups
  • Colour and hair extensions consultations
  • Plus much more ...
All provided by the extremley talented staff at Francesco Group Hair Salon.
11th July, 2017
5pm to 8pm
4 Ormond Terrace, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HR
Ticket price: £20
To purchase your ticket for what promises to be a great evening, please follow this Eventbrite link.
The hills are alive with the sound of ... Nina
Nina Morris, CCP's Internal Quality Officer, will be making some noise next month as she does the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for CCP.  She says:-
'Two years ago I started my career at CCP as a volunteer. Now thriving in a highly enjoyable paid job, I am in a position to pay CCP back for what they have done for me both professionally and personally. 
I had my goals set professionally but wanted to have some to work towards personally. Thank you very much for any money you feel able to spare for a local charity that transforms the lives of numerous people.'
If you would like to support Nina to 'climb every mountain' (well, three peaks), then please sponsor her via her JustGiving page.   
Tadstock 2017 line up taking shape 
The summer festival season is well under way so why not get your August Bank Holiday sorted with a weekend of music, arts and entertainment at Tadstock 2017
Visit Tadstock 2017 to keep right up to date with the ever evolving line up of brilliant acts!  Recent additions to the line up include Hollow Dreams, from Gloucester; Other Animals, an Austraian 9-piece; Cheltenham band Beaver & The Foghorns; and Troy Ellis (pictured right) who is one of the sons of the legendary Alton Ellis OD.
These acts are added to an already impressive list of acts committed to performing at Tadstock 2017 including: King Solomon, Dry The River, Erica, Grand Wa Zoo, Julia Harris, Ukey D'ukes, Huw Eddy & The Carnival, Adrian Roye, Spice & The Readies, Gigi St Fallow.  
A festival for people, not profit, powered by the planet, and suitable for the whole family, with plenty to do for the kids, buy great value tickets for Tadstock 2017, which takes place this year from 25th to 28th August (noon to noon) at Kencot Hill Farm, GL7 3QY. 
Celebrating the difference every volunteer makes
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.  It takes place from 1st-7th June every year.
Volunteers representing a number of charities across Cheltenham converged at the Municipal Buildings to celebrate volunteers and their contribution to the town as part of Volunteer's Week 2017.
Cordell Ray, CCPs CEO, was asked to say a few words to open the celebration, which, after more tragedy (and heroism) in the capital, seem even more prescient now:-
'There are those that want to portray us as a divided community, one put into turmoil by differences in political outlook, religion, age and nationality.  Let us not forget the undercurrent of goodness and decency that flows through the heart of our towns and cities.  The impulse to reach out to do and give what we can to a neighbour in need is the very essence of volunteering and it is this spirit that will always remain unbroken.'    
Following Volunteers' Week 2017, CCP are proud and delighted to announce that, following a succesful audit, we have been awarded the Investors in Volunteers quality mark.  This is the UK standard for good practice in volunteer management and we are one of only three organisations in Gloucestershire to have acheived the award.  We believe in the power of volunteering to enrich everyones' lives and continue to work tirelessly to make volunteering at CCP as accessible, rewarding and enjoyable as possible.
To join us and start your own volunteering journey, please contact us at volunteering@ccprojects.org.uk.
Arkells clients get creative
Clients at The Arkells in Cheltenham have been busy revamping the displays around the building.  Everyone tapped into their creative side to make colourful and expressive hand prints.  The clients also created a display filled with positive quotes they like to live by. 
A dedicated display was also made to highlight stunning photos of the local area taken by one of our very talented clients.
The young people all loved getting together to take ownership of the place they live by decorating it so creatively.
GBBO battle of the business bakers raises £345
A huge thank you to Colour Connection who raised a fantastic £345 for CCP at this year's Great Business Bake Off, a free networking opportunity for local Gloucestershire businesses. 
The GBBO is a fun 'battle of the business bakers' who exhibit, network and also raise funds for CCP by showcasing the show stopping cakes they baked.  
First place went to Tayntons Solicitors, the Gloucester-based solicitors who offer a range of legal services from commercial and corporate law to private and family law.  In second place was Outsource Safety, health and safety consultants for construction and industry throughout the UK.  And in third place was Allsorts, a charity serving families who have childen with disabilities or additional needs in Gloucestershire. 
Congratulations to all!
Good deeds make great communities 
A huge thank you to Marks & Spencer Simply Food, at Kingsditch Retail Park, Cheltenham for their continued support of CCP. 
The store donates unsold food to CCP  ensuring that the young people living in our supported accommodation are able to enjoy a first class varied and healthy diet.  
June 2017
1,400 run Cheltenham Challenge in near 30c heat
CCP shares in Mayor's £37,000 fundraising cheque
Pamper & Prosecco tickets on sale
The hills are alive with the sound of ... Nina
Tadstock line up taking shape
Celebrating the difference every volunteer makes
Arkells clients get creative
GBBO battle of the business bakers raises £345
Good deeds make great communities 
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Health and well-being
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Learning and achievement
Mutual respect and positive social behaviour
Personal resilience and economic stability
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£5 = feed 20 young people in supported accommodation with a basic beakfast
Support for young people
£20 = 1hr drop in session offering information, advice and guidance
Family support
£25 = feed a family of 4 with a basic breakfast and evening meal for 7 days
Moving in boxes
£30 = 1 moving in box for a homeless young person
Family support
£50 = 2hr family mediation session
£100 = Advocab ready to roll in any emergency
Moving on boxes
£500 = 10 young people provided with a moving on box
Fairshare food
£1,000 = 20 young people fed for 1 year
Outward Bound
£2,000 = 8 young people, 2 leaders x 1 trip
Studio 340
£3,000 = 3hr session every week for 12 months for unemployed vulnerable young people
Work readiness
£4,000 = 8 young people to attend an 8 week programme
Youth workers
£5,000 = 1 nights' youth work over a year
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fantastic supporters for their tremendous support.
Without this support many of our added value projects wouldn't exist so thanks for making these projects possible.
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15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA
Telephone:  01242 228 999 Email: reception@ccprojects.org.uk 
Registered Charity No. 1043143