Jackson Lloyd winner of CGA prize donates it to Preston’s Baby Beat Charity
Published by Rob1 for Community Gateway Association in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Paul Roberts and Chriss Whittle hand cheque over to Karen Entwistle from Baby Beat Appeal
Leading Preston Social Landlord, Community Gateway Association, hasn’t officially launched its new in-house repairs service, Gateway PropertyCare, yet, but it has already made its first contribution to the wider community.
Karen Entwistle from The Baby Beat Appeal, at Preston’s Sharoe Green Maternity Unit, received a £50 cheque from CGA Head of Business Improvement, Paul Roberts, and Jackson Lloyd Customer Care and Community Manager, Chriss Whittle.
CGA had decided to bring the home repairs service in-house when its current contract with partner Jackson Lloyd runs out at the end of March 2013. It was looking for a name for the new service and had asked its own staff and tenants for ideas. But, as the Jackson Lloyd staff will transfer across to CGA next year, it asked the people who would be carrying the name.
Not only was the Association inundated with ideas but it chose one as the name of the new service team – Gateway PropertyCare. As an acknowledgement, CGA wanted to give the person who had come up with the name a reward. The happy winner, Chriss Whittle, asked that the £50 be donated to The Baby Beat Appeal, which aims to raise standards in preventative care and foetal well being at the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit at Royal Preston Hospital.
Paul Roberts from CGA said “It’s a great gesture from Chriss to pass her prize on to a cause close to her heart – CGA was more than happy to donate it to this very worthy, local charity. We had a great reaction to our request for ideas from our future colleagues. It will be an exciting time for us and our customers when Gateway PropertyCare starts up in April 2013.”
Karen Entwistle of the Baby Beat Charity added “We’d like to thank Chriss for passing on her reward to Baby Beat – she is a great supporter of what we’re trying to do here. And thanks also to CGA for donating the money.”