'It lifted my spirits to think somebody cares'
 
'Receiving a gift and a hamper this Christmas from people I have never met was probably the kindest thing anybody has ever done for me'. 
 
'Thank you very much for the hamper.  It lifted my spirits to think somebody cares.'
 
'That's so kind of you, I am lost for words.'
 
It was another resounding success for Hamper Scamper 2016 with more hampers and more gifts going to more disadvantaged children, young people, families and vulnerable adults than ever before.  
 
This is what we achieved together!  In 2016, we collected and distributed food and gifts valued at an estimated £130,827.25.  Over 2,500 gifts for children under 18 and young people living in supported accommodation valued at an incredible £50,0001,148 food hampers for families and vulnerable adults living in poverty valued at an amazing £80,815.  On top of this we also had 959 individual volunteers amassing a huge 3,441 volunteer hours estimated at a whopping £46,350.27
 
This year, the gift wrappers that volunteered on our wrapping station in the Regent Arcade raised a fantastic £3,941.25.   Including volunteering hours, everything donated to Hamper Scamper 2016 totals a staggering £177,177.52
  
Hamper Scamper relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers so it's another huge thank you to all the businesses, groups, schools, churches and individuals who played a part in Hamper Scamper 2016.  We look forward to working with you all again for Hamper Scamper 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Night shelter open as winter bites
 
 
A night shelter for rough sleepers in Worcester has opened for the first time this winter as temperatures have plummeted.   
 
 
Worcester City Council, together with its partners, CCP and Maggs Day Centre, open the night shelter when the mercury dips to keep rough sleepers safe and warm during cold spells. 
 
A spokesman for Worcester City Council said: 'Winter is always a tough time for people sleeping rough, and the city council and its partners are geared up to open night shelter accommodation when the weather becomes severe.  
 
We work with CCP, provider of the county-wide service to ensure people don’t sleep rough for more than one night, and Maggs Day Centre on this service known as the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP).  SWEP kicks in when the weather is forecast to fall below zero degrees for three consecutive nights. 
 
Emergency provision is opened at Maggs to reduce the risk of serious harm or death to those who sleep rough. Trained professionals are on hand to provide support to rough sleepers who use the service and to discuss options for long term accommodation with them.'
 
Cheltenham Challenge Early Bird registration closing soon! 
 
 
if you're  looking to test the fruits of your New Year fitness regime then why not register now for the Cheltenham Challenge on Sunday 18th June 2017?
 
The Cheltenham Challenge is a multi-terrain event offering 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances.  There is something for everyone, including experienced runners, novices, juniors, families, children and walkers.
 
Starting at Cheltenham Racecourse, the routes use public footpaths and sections of the Cheltenham Circular Footpath, Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way, passing through glorious Cotswold countryside and offering fantastic views.
 
Managed by CCP, the Cheltenham Challenge is an annual event that has raised over half a million pounds for more than 80 charities to date.  You are welcome to use the Cheltenham Challenge to fundraise for CCP or any other charity of your choice, get yourself fit, attain a PB, or just for fun!
 
The on-line registration system is open with Early Bird discounts available until 31st January 2017.
 
Follow Cheltenham Challenge on Facebook and Twitter for special special offers only available on social media.
 
 
 
 
 
Cheese & Ale evening  
 
 
What better way to spending a winter evening than a cheese and ale evening in support of the Mayor's Charities - CCP and St Vincent's & St George's Association
 
Join us in tasting 4 ales and 5 cheeses on Thursday 2nd February at Montpellier Lodge, Cheltenham.  Arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets for this fundraiser evening are just £20 each and available to purchase online here using PayPal or credit / debit card.
 
Please note, only 40 tickets are available for this event.
  
 
Safeguarding Adults Roadshow 
 
The Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board (GSAB) will, for the first time, be taking current safeguarding adults issues out to everyone in the county with their Annual Roadshow 2017.  The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding categories of abuse for adults, and these include the key themes for the new Roadshow events:
  • Modern slavery
  • Self-neglect and hoarding
Safeguarding adults is everyone’s responsibility - take this opportunity to be a part of the very first GSAB Annual Roadshows which will explore key updates and improvements as we work together to safeguard adults in Gloucestershire. The half-day roadshow event in February will offer interactive learning and will appeal to all individuals working with adults, including carers, in Gloucestershire.
 
24th February – GFRS Skillzone, Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0DT
9am to 12.30pm then 1pm to 4.30pm 
 
The event will prove extremely popular and places will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!  
 
For further information and to book, email gsab@gloucestershire.gov.uk.  
 
 
 
 
 
Hello Henry!
 
 
 
A new year, a new baby!  Many congratulations to CCP's Helen Hurdman and her partner James who are pleased to announce the arrival of Henry Peter Dagley, born on 11th January 2017 at 4.59pm, weighing a healthy 9lbs 8oz. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sathya Sai Organisation continued support for CCP 
 
On a Sunday in December the Sathya Sai Organisation gathered at Cheltenham Ladies' College for their annual celebration of Christmas. 
 
For the Sathya Sai community, Christmas is a great occasion to come together and share their wisdom and experience with each other, and spread goodwill to the wider community.   The day included prayers, readings and carols, and a sermon by the Reverend Katie McClure.  As part of the celebration, delegates brought along food for CCP’s Hamper Scamper and Food Share scheme. 
 
Cordell Ray (CCP’s CEO) and his family joined in the festivities and took the opportunity to thank the organisers of the celebration and the Sathya Sai community for their generous support of CCP each year.
 
Hamper Scamper spreads a little to cheer to some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and vulnerable adults at Christmas when need amongst communities is most stark.  Small acts of individual kindness collectively have a big impact.
 
 
Thank you from Poole Hospital children's ward
 
 
 
Sevenoaks, CCP's Foyer accommodation in Bournemouth,  Dorset, provides 18 units of housing and support for young people aged 16 to 21, that is staffed 24 hours a day.
 
Some spare Hamper Scamper gifts given to our young people in Bournemouth were redirected and donated to other good causes in the area, including Poole Hospital, as part of our  commitment to adding value and delivering social value in the areas in which we operate.
 
Pictured left, thank you cards and gifts from the children at Poole Hospital children's ward after they received toys from this year's Hamper Scamper appeal.
 
It's one of the reasons why so many people get involved in  Hamper Scamper each  year.
 
 
January 2017
 
'It lifted my spirits to think somebody cares'
 
Night shelter open as winter bites
 
Cheltenham Challenge Early Bird registration closing soon!
 
Cheese & Ale evening
 
Safeguarding Adults Roadshow 
 
Hello Henry!
 
Sathya Sai Organisation continued support for CCP
 
Thank you from Poole Hospital children's wardl children's ward
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