Community Champions

Celebrating charity work and good deeds in the Wiltshire and Swindon business community.

Security firm donates £10,000 for veterans' charity

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David Stubbs


A Swindon-based security firm that won the contract to marshal Covid-19 testing centres across the UK has donated £10,000 to a veterans' charity.

SSGC has announced Mission Motorsport as its chosen charity partner, providing both financial and practical support for the organisation, which works with wounded, injured or sick ex-forces personnel.

Businessman raises £1,500 by running his own personal marathon

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Leigh Martin and John Williams


Businessman John Williams and his running mate Leigh Martin have run their own marathon around Chippenham and raised more than £1,500 for charity.

John, who is the co-founder of Chippenham-based heating and plumbing company John Williams Heating Services, was joined by running mate Leigh Martin on Sunday September 27 on their marathon course around the town and surrounding villages – on the day when they should have been running the Berlin Marathon.

Crew aiming to row Atlantic for cancer charity is supported by local marketing expert

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The Anna Victorious crew


A team of four men will face 40ft waves and pull in excess of 1.5 million strokes when they across the Atlantic to raise money for Victoria’s Promise - a cancer charity which supported crewman Ed’s wife Anna as she battled cancer.

Team Anna Victorious are being aided by Marlborough-based marketing expert Maggie Robinson through her business, Smart Thinking Consultancy. She’ll be helping the team fundraise for Victoria’s Promise, which supports and empowers young women and their families through cancer and beyond.

Businessman prepares for marathon fundraising effort

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John Williams and Leigh Martin


Businessman John Williams and his running mate Leigh Martin are about to run their own marathon course – after their plans to run in Berlin were thwarted by Covid-19.

Known as the co-founder of heating and plumbing company John Williams Heating Services, John (51) is in training for the bespoke 'Not The Berlin Marathon' around Chippenham on Sunday, September 27.

Coronavirus fund grant keeps town’s vital transport group on the road

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Dial a Ride in action


A Swindon charity that provides a vital transport lifeline to elderly and vulnerable people has been given a boost from the Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Swindon Dial A Ride has been awarded £10,000 from the community foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund, which has now raised more than £950,000 and distributed more than £600,000 to 167 groups, to help it continue its service when the lockdown eases.

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