Scots Guards Christmas Cyprus Appeal for Help for Heroes

Walsh was approached to support the Scots Guards, based in Cyprus, in their Christmas fund raising events for Help the Heroes. Walsh was asked to provide a number of items that would be ‘big money raisers’. Walsh was up for this challenge and managed to obtain some amazing football and sporting memorabilia which was shipped out to the Scots Guards at their base in Cyprus. The main fund raiser was an auction to be held as part of the Christmas Day festivities to boost the morale of those serving in Cyprus, being away from their families based in Aldershot. A telephone call was received on Christmas Day from Lance Sergeant James Austin of the Scots Guards to inform Ian of how much was raised for the items sent by Walsh and to thank Ian and Walsh for supporting the Guards.

Hungerford Primary Academy

Walsh worked with Galliford Try on the Hungerford Primary Academy to help deliver social, economic and environmental benefit for the community stakeholders. Walsh had a role to play in the creation of a resilient and sustainable society whist delivering social value through commercial activity. To this end, Walsh committed to the following principles on this project:

  1. Work placement on site
  2. Activities with the Academy to promote skills and development
  3. Employment of an apprentice enrolled on a formal apprenticeship framework
  4. Using 80% local labour for the project
  5. Completed a case study/apprentice profile
  6. Using Crewe Jobcentre Plus to focus on local employment