Run up for ‘ellenor’
Charlotte Laherty, Emma Tew
Lewis Hutchinson, Ellie Martin
Tony Martin, Neil Chatterton
Amelia Pavey, Sarah Singer
Holly Doran - still stepping up when this was taken!
On the day, the team gathered their collective strength to complete the challenge, ‘running’ up a total of 2,631 stairs in the City of London’s Broadgate Tower in. In order to complete the task, the team had to climb the 35 floors of the 585 ft (178.3 metres) tower three times – no mean feat.
It took them 8 hours and 56 minutes but they did it, and in the process raised almost £1500 for their chosen charity.
'ellenor' is a Kent based charity offering care and support to families facing terminal illness. It is the only charity in the country to provide hospice care for people of all ages, from babies and children through to adults and the elderly. In addition 'ellenor' supports the families who are profoundly affected by their loved ones' illnesses.
To add to the coffers an office sweepstake was held for staff to guess how long it would take the team to complete the task. The winner was a member of the commercial services department (he’d obviously been up and down a few commercial buildings) who was just 6 minutes out at 8 hrs 50 mins. He has asked for anonymity …because he wasn’t part of the conquering team!
You can still support ‘ellenor’ and Caxtons' team effort by donating through the dedicated Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Caxtonsstepup. Every penny raised will be given to this admirable charity.
Supporting Macmillan Cancer Support through the Caxtons’ Bake Off
Staff at Caxtons like their cakes. They like to bake cakes and to decorate them, but most of all, they love to eat them! So the Macmillan Caxtons’ Bake Off was an ideal opportunity to showcase their talents and dazzle the judges with their culinary skills whilst helping raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The level of baking skills once again amazed Director Charlotte Laherty, who is head of Caxtons’ Social Committee. From a cake named “The Rocky Road of Property Management” – a fabulous chocolate creation – to a Salted Caramel Cake, they were all divine.
Riding for Demelza
Eight employees from Caxtons have been raising funds for Demelza Hospics, which is the company's selected charity of the year.
This challenge was the London to Brighton bike ride - a trip of 54 miles with some challenging terrain en route. Their many hours of training paid off and all completed the course - some faster than others. They raised £2,176 for this very worthwhile charity – surpassing their original £2000 hoped for target.
Some of the team were still suffering several days after the event and admitted that perhaps they haden't trained quite as much as they should have!
Caxtons’ Community Challenge
On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August 23 Caxtons’ staff took part in a day volunteering at the Demelza Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne Kent.
Work began at 9:30am and staff helped out with a variety of tasks including excavating landscaped areas, mixing and transporting cement for a new path in the sensory garden, laying new paving slabs, clearing out greenhouses in preparation for the winter months, landscaping and planting new shrubs and flowers.
Running for Heart of Kent Hospice
At the beginning of the summer, Caxtons fielded a very fit team of eight runners to take part in the Run Hackney Half Marathon in aid of the company's chosen charity, Heart of Kent Hospice (HOKH).
The team, consisting of associate director Charlotte Bland, MD Neil Chatterton, accounts clerk Rachel Meredith, building consultant Peter Munns, commercial negotiator James Squire, block property manager Scott McKenzie, graduate building surveyor Thomas Foster and Jack Edwards were all sponsored by remarkably supportive clients, business partners, family, friends and colleagues.
Support for Hospice
Heart of Kent Hospice is charity of choice
As a Kent based firm, Caxtons has a history of supporting local charities. Each year our Social Committee makes a shortlist of local charities and canvasses the opinion of staff. This year, Heart of Kent Hospice was, by far, the most popular choice. Read more
Spooky Halloween fund raising
Staff at Caxtons’ Canterbury and Gravesend offices spent a spooky Halloween raising money for their chosen charity, Stroke Association. They held a ‘dress-up’ day and arrived at the office in outfits as various as witches, zombies, skeletons, brides of Dracula and other scary (if somewhat unidentifiable) characters!
These spine chilling events raised £114 for Stroke Association and caused a lot of laughter in the offices!
Caxtons sponsors local business exhibitions
Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is delighted to confirm it is again supporting Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and the local business community by agreeing to be platinum sponsor of their B2B events in 2016. Read more
Caxtons GCSE environmental projectLet's be greener.
As a result of Caxtons' commitment to working with local work experience students, for which we have twice won an EBP Outstanding Employer Contribution award, Caxtons was approached by Northfleet School for Girls and asked to help with an environmental project. Read more
Life after school - the future made a little easier.St John's sixth formers prepare for independence.
In an endeavour to prepare Year 13 students for independent living, and more specifically leaving home and renting a property, Mrs Ainscow, Head of Sixth Form at St John's Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesend, invited Caxtons to present to their Sixth Form pupils.
Caxtons sponsors B2Bs.
Supporting local business activity.
Once again Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is delighted to support the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and the local business community by agreeing headline sponsorship of their 2015 B2B events. Read more
Onwards and upwards
Caxtons' staff undertake the Three Peaks Challenge.
In June, three intrepid members of staff from Caxtons Gravesend office set off on a journey, battling with the elements and their own inner voices. The task was to complete the Thee Peaks Challenge.
Outstanding Employer award
The key to a happy workforce and loyal staff is ...
At Caxtons we are committed to personal development and training, and believe it is key to a happy workforce and loyal staff. Read more
Businesses support Milestone Academy.
Businesses based at Crossways Business Park go head to head in a mega quiz attended by Mayor Avtar Sandhu on 3rd July. The event has been organisedby the Dartford Office of Top 50 National Law Firm Weightmans and Chartered Surveyors, Caxtons. Read more
Caxtons supports the winners
Caxtons is proud to sponsor U11, U13 and U15 junior cricket at Town Malling CC.
Founded in 1827 and steeped in history, Town Malling ground boasts the first recorded game in Kent, which took place in 1705. However, history will no doubt record the season of 2014 amongst its finest, for that is when the Town Malling U15A team achieved league and cup double! Read more
Caxtons was delighted to help a group of Year 10 students at Northfleet School for Girls on a project as part of their business studies course - Edexcel BTEC LT Extended Certificate in Business – Starting a Small Business.