The Cheltenham Challenge is organised by County Community Projects (CCP), registered charity No. 1043143. The charity provides a wide range of services for children, young people, families and vulnerable adults, aimed at preventing homelessness, strengthening families and communities, and supporting independence. Based in Cheltenham, we operate across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. Your entry fee pays for the management of the event, with any surplus after costs being used to support the work of the charity. Whilst you can use the event to raise money for any charity of your choice, CCP would value your fundraising support.
If you would like to use the event to support CCP:
- Download the CCP sponsorship form
- Set up a JustGiving sponsor page for the event
- You also have the option to make an additional donation to CCP during registration.
For more information on CCP please visit our website at www.ccprojects.org.uk
CCP Facts & figures
The charity was founded in 1989 to support young homeless people in Cheltenham. Our first project was a 10 bed hostel in St. Pauls, Cheltenham. We still run it today. In the last year we supported 220 young homeless people in Cheltenham, Stroud and South Glos. Our Appropriate Adults monitored the rights and welfare of over 770 juveniles and vulnerable adults in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Our Advice & Inclusion service supported 1014 people with debt, benefit entitlement, and housing needs in the last year. We supported 70 families affected by family breakdown, physical and mental health issues, social exclusion, chaotic lifestyles, drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and poor parenting skills. In Worcestershire, we run 6 drop-in centres and helped 299 people avoid homelessness. Our Advocacy services help over 200 vulnerable people a year to retain their independence, uphold their rights, and get the services they are entitled to. Cheltenham 1st Stop is CCP’s advice centre. It handles over 8000 enquiries a year. We run Cheltenham’s original food bank. In the last year, we provided over 700 food parcels to people living on the edge of poverty. We have around 160 volunteers adding value, skills and capacity to everything we do. In the last year, volunteers have contributed 33,000 hours, worth a staggering £432,000! Hamper Scamper is CCP’s Christmas giving scheme. In 2014, it generated over 2000 gifts for disadvantaged children and young people, and 923 food hampers for families and vulnerable adults living in poverty, worth over £102,190. CCP provides a gold standard service to each and every child, young person, family and vulnerable adult we support. We hold 11 different nationally recognised quality marks. You can follow us on Twitter (@CCProjects) and Facebook (/countycommunityprojects) We run a “Seeing is Believing” tour every month. Join a tour to find out more. If you’d like to help us transform the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, contact us on 01242 228999 or visit our website at www.ccprojects.org.uk