Chase Buchanan provide a high quality residential Sales, Lettings, and Property Management Concierge service across the Richmond Borough and beyond. When you’re out doing your training, you may well run past one of our offices in St Margarets, Twickenham, Richmond, Hampton Hill or Isleworth - do give us a wave! A number of us from Chase will be running The Cabbage Patch 10 alongside you and we will hopefully raise some money for the race charities at the same time.
TESCO EXTRA ISLEWORTH
My name is Bev Rae and I am the Customer Experience Manager for Twickenham Extra. I have been with Tesco since June 1994, so coming up to 22 years service.
During my time I have always wanted to be involved in my local community and to see what I can do for them, or give back to them through Tesco. Every Community Charity fund raising letter I receive, or request I receive, I try and help in some way no matter how big or small. I always feel Tesco gets a bit of a rough ride when it comes to what we do, but actually it’s about how we communicate it back to the community and to our customers that enter the store. I love being able to help and to see the delight on people’s faces when we can agree to do something that will or can make a significant difference to their cause.
When I first met Caitlin she approached me in Tesco and asked if we would be willing to sponsor her Turks Head 10k run with some bananas, to give to the runners at the end of the race. When I said that yes we could I could not believe the reaction as to giving a few bananas to a cause close to Caitlin’s heart could mean. She was so thrilled it made me feel WOW I have made a huge difference to her and her runners.
After that first encounter it made me more aware of what good Tesco and myself could do with the support of my Store Manager Adrian Lane in our local area. From then on I involved him in all the main activities that I had been approached about to see what difference we could make to other charities, organisations and communities. We then went on to refurbish a Scout Hut in Whitton, sponsored The Mulberry Centre at West Mid Hospital with Tea and Coffee for a year, donated food to the British Legion OAP's Christmas dinner, 2 years running now, and numerous other things along with Lynn Green the local councillor for Isleworth.
I hope that we can go on making a difference as an individual and as a store and company. In the future this year we are sponsoring Caitlin again with the Turks Head 10k Fun Run and the Cabbage Patch 10, which I am really looking forward to as some of our colleagues will be taking part along with Adrian. I will be there somewhere along the route cheering the runners on and helping with the water stations and anything else we can do. I look forward to meeting many more people and giving support as and where we can and really be part of this wonderful community and the many beautiful people I have already met. It’s a privilege to work at Tesco and to be part of these amazing events.
STRAWBERRY HILL PRESCHOOL
Together Lisa Neagle and Rowena Brimacombe have 32 years experience in childcare. Both having a level 5 and above qualification, our experience starts from motherhood, running voluntary playgroups and then becoming childcare providers in our own homes and now together running our own pre-school nursery. We have many qualifications, including a foundation degree in the Early Years. We take pride in our work and aim together to help children lay the foundations for their future.
We aim to run a fantastic pre-school. One aim that we want to achieve is to have every member of staff trained to the highest level possible in all areas. All staff will undertake a Safeguarding qualification and a SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) qualification. All of our staff will become First Aiders, trained in food hygiene, Safeguarding and SEND. We don’t just want a Safeguarding Officer, we want everybody trained to understand what Safeguarding means. This way we hope that this will be one area covered to creating a great pre-school. We have recently been awarded an Outstanding Achievement award in Safeguarding children with Additional Needs. All that training paid off .
Our Ethos - Learning Through Play Learning through play helps children to discover their unique qualities and characteristics. In our safe, friendly and fun environment all children can expand their curiosity and imagination. Through the seven areas of learning they can expand their knowledge and understanding or our world. Learning is a continuous journey which children build on all the things that they have already experienced. At the Strawberry Hill Pre-School the children will come across new and interesting challenges which will help lay their foundations for their own unique future.
Strawberry Hill Preschool is an Award Winning Nursery.
PRUSSIAN BLUE + THE INTERNET MARKETING CO
4 years study and 26 years in the industry - I have always loved art and design and feel very privileged to have worked continuously in my chosen field.
A long stint in a London agency, specialising in branding and packaging, first as a designer, then as studio manager, eventually as general manager, gave me excellent all round training in every aspect of the business. Prussian Blue is my own venture and has been running for some 16 years now.
Teaming up with The Internet Marketing Company 4 years ago has made a big difference to the web projects I have been able take on. Tallying up design skills with web tech skills puts us in a unique position in the market we pitch to. Minimal overheads means our clients pay for our skills and experience not our office space, giving smaller companies and startups access to a level of design and know-how previously reserved for corporate business.
As a designer, backed by this fabulous team, along with photographers, copywriters and printers, I can deliver any given design project from start to finish.
As a runner, a member of the Bearcat Running Club since its inception, and before that, whose first distance race was the Cabbage Patch 10, I am delighted to have been asked to be involved with this iconic race.
THE HARLEQUINS FOUNDATION
Would you like to run for one of the Race Sponsors?
The Harlequins Foundation was set up by Harlequins FC with the vision of creating a brighter future for the next generation and aims to inspire, educate and equip young people.
The Harlequins Foundation runs a number of programmes and initiatives under four key pillars - participation; education and employability; healthy bodies, healthy minds; sustainable communities. In 2016 The Foundation launched a flagship campaign called METTLE, which focuses on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people. As part of the campaign we have just finished delivering an 8-week pilot mental resilience programme for year 6 pupils in four local primary schools. The innovative, fun and interactive programme draws on Harlequins experience on the pitch and off in order to build a "mental resilience tool box" for young people that will help them in challenging periods in their lives and times of stress. The programme is being delivered by trained coaches and is being supported by players such as Chris Robshaw, Ross Chisholm and Jamie Roberts
The Harlequins Foundation has also recently launched a girls rugby programme. The Switch programme will provide accessible opportunities for secondary age girls to play rugby, as well as supporting schools in the development of their own coaching.
As well as our own work, we also support a number of charity partners including our Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital for who we are currently raising £100,000.
THE MARIS PRACTICE
The Maris Practice utilises complementary therapies to treat a variety of conditions with Western medicine often struggles to solve. Founded in 2001, with a philosophy to provide the best natural healthcare options for the community, the Practice is in a peaceful location just off Amyand Park Road which is between St Margaret's and Twickenham train stations about 5-10 minutes walk from either. Their medical treatments are termed holistic (the whole), meaning that they treat the individual, not the symptoms working with each patient to relieve their specific problems as well as to improve their overall wellbeing. This establishes a positive cycle of health wherein the person's constitution is strengthened so reducing the likelihood of a recurrence of problems. Their Practitioner's are fully qualified and each initial consultation starts with a thorough case history so that they can acquire as much information as possible in order to make an informed diagnosis.
With many of the Practitioners having a background in Sports and specialising in treatment of athletes, The Maris Practice supports a number of individuals in meeting their training ambitions and rehabilitation needs.
Therapies offered include Osteopathy (including cranial and paediatric), Nutritional Therapy, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy and Shiatsi Massage, Psychotherapy and more. They also run specialist clinics such as a Sports Injuries Clinic and Mum and Baby Clinics including Lactation and Tongue Tie specialists.
The Maris Practice receives referrals from GPs, health visitors, midwives, patients who self-refer and those on healthcare schemes with companies such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Cigna etc. If you’d like to find out more, visit the website or call 0208 891 3400.
It's hard to believe that this historic venue began life as a humble cabbage patch, but that's exactly what it was before the RFU purchased the land for just over £5,500 in 1907. The first game was played in 1909 - a battle between local sides Harlequins and Richmond - and here we are, over 100 years later, still going strong. Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.
The relationship with Twickenham Community is of utmost importance to the RFU. We aim to ensure our impact on the local area is a positive one and are proud to support community events and organisations local to Twickenham. We feel The Cabbage Patch 10 event will make a significant contribution to the local community, and we would very much like to support it..