It’s been almost a year since we launched the Cala Community Pledge, our national approach to supporting communities.  Over the last 12 months, 12 regional Community Pledges have been created, making a big impact in our communities already, including; 

  • Over 230 local businesses supported through our Showhomes of Support
  • Over 300 children have taken part in our school programmes

What is Cala’s Community Pledge? 

To reflect our commitment to our communities over the lifecycle of our developments, we introduced our Community Pledge in 2023. Our Pledges bring together a host of bespoke measures for each local community including donations, support for local initiatives, volunteering drives and much more. 

 

 Highlights from 2023 

Chiltern - Community Clean Up  

Members from our Chiltern team helped the local community in Aylesbury by taking part in a community clean up. The team were supported by the local Parish by providing littler pickers, hoops and black sacks, and were also joined by the local Scouts group and residents from our Farendon Fields development, who all gave the team a helping hand. 

Thames – Donations to Alton Foodbank 

The Thames team donated over 400kg of food, toiletries and other household goods to Alton foodbank as part of Rivermead Garden’s, Alton Community Pledge

East- Costorphine Volunteering Project 

Cala volunteers helped provide vital support to more than 100 families experiencing difficulties in the west Edinburgh area last Christmas. Working with the Corstorphine Christmas Support Project, our team helped deliver essential items to people facing hardship including food, household items and festive gifts. East also covered the cost of hiring a van for two days, aiding volunteers to donate dozens of parcels to those in need in a short space of time. 

 

West- Land to Life with Chryston PS 

Suky Singh and Chloe Thomson attended Chryston Primary School bringing two sessions to Primary 3 classes. The pupils had lots of questions about careers at Cala as well as the nearby development, Earl’s Rise

North- Stay Safe, Stay Away at Brimmond Primary School 

Part of Craibstone’s Pledge, Cala North’s Environmental, Health & Safety Manager Sarah Liversidge spent a full day at the primary school presenting the interactive lesson to six classes, educating pupils about the dangers of playing in and around construction sites. 

North Home Counties - TipTree10 Road Runners 

As part of the Aylett’s Green pledge, the team donated £500 towards the Tiptree10 Road Runners’ 35th annual race to support the community of Kelvedon. Technical Coordinator, George Harkins, and Engineering Manager, James Meredith, from our NHC team also participated in the event.   

 

South Home Counties - Refurbishment of Samaritans branch  

Our SHC's team have been hard at work refurbing the Horsham and Crawley Samaritans branch as part of their Community Pledge. This activity was overseen and largely led by Nathan McMahon and the Commercial team.  

Cotswolds - Breakfast club Donations  

£1,000 was donated to Bicester Secondary School to support their Breakfast Club. The club is run by volunteers to allow students to enjoy a healthy breakfast under the supervision of qualified staff. 

 

Find out more about Cala’s Community Pledge here

 

 

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