Here at CPS Homes we enjoy getting involved with events across the community, from sponsoring charity events to local netball teams. Here we look back at some of our recent sponsorships over the last few months.
As the students began drifting back to Cardiff after the summer break, we popped some coals 'on the barbie' and welcomed them back to the ’Diff with a Cathays barbeque held outside our large Woodville Road branch.
Our Cathays branch has been finding term-time accommodation for students for over 13 years. We feel it’s important to ensure we are involved in the student community. Not only does it help us to understand what they need from us, it’s also a great way of giving a little bit back – after all, our Cathays branch wouldn't exist without them.
As well as offering welcome-back burgers, this year we have sponsored three student societies – the Asian Society, and the History and Law netball teams – to help support their achievements and events.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of 5 limited edition, Cathays-celebrating t-shirts designed exclusively for us by local cult brand I Loves The ’Diff, please email email@example.com. All entries must be received by 31st January 2013, good luck!
You shall Gofal the ball. In October we attended the annual Gofal Charity Ball, held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel.
Whilst we have attended the event in previous years, we were exceptionally proud to be the main sponsors of this year’s event.
Gofal is a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Wales. Working with thousands of individuals with mental health problems every year, they aid their recovery and support their independence.
“We had a company table at last year’s event but at that time we didn’t fully understand the lengths Gofal go to in assisting people with mental health difficulties re-join society,” said Barrie James, co-director CPS Homes.
“Since then, we've come to learn more about the hard work they put into raising public awareness of the matter each and every day, so we thought we’d do our best to contribute by sponsoring this year’s annual ball. Whenever I've met a member of Gofal’s staff, it’s been apparent that they care passionately about what the charity is trying to achieve, so we’re very proud to have links with an outfit doing something so commendable.”
The manliest month of the year, Movember heralds humorous facial hair in the name of raising money for charity.
A million men started the month with a clean-shaven face, and were sponsored to grow moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health charities.
It wasn't just for men only, though the ladies’ option was a little sillier – women were sponsored to wear a fake moustache for the month! Like the moustaches it celebrates, Movember has grown into an annual spectacle and has raised a phenomenal £276 million in 21 countries since its beginnings in Australia in 2003.
Here at CPS Homes, we sold moustache cakes and even sported some sponsored ’taches of our own.