In the community

In the community

BIBIC

Inland are supporters of The British Institute of Brain Injured Children (BIBIC) who are a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, aspergers, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Three Peaks Challenge

In 2012, seven Inland employees embarked on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for BIBIC, which involved walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within just 24 hours. On completing this strenuous task, the team raised an incredible £45,000 for BIBIC covering 26 miles and climbing over 10,000ft.

Make-A-Wish

Inland makes regular donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and attends their fundraising events. This charity tries to make wishes of children and young people fighting life-threatening, sometimes terminal illnesses come true.

 

World Challenge

World Challenge provides educational expeditions in the developing world, which teach life skills and help to expand minds beyond the classroom. During 2008 Inland sponsored a local student to participate in a trip to Tanzania with World Challenge.

Beaconsfield Cricket Club

We are delighted to be the main sponsor of Beaconsfield Cricket Club, whose first team play in Division 1 of the Thames Valley League.

Finchamstead Football Club

We are pleased to be a sponsor of Finchampstead Football Club near Wokingham, Berkshire. Finchamstead play in the Hellenic Football League Division One East.

Jungle City - Elephant Family

This charity is the UK's biggest funder for the endangered Asian elephant and Inland is proud to support this organisation.

In the past 100 years 90% of the world’s Asian elephants have disappeared. In another 30 years they could easily vanish altogether; they are simply running out of space and time.

Elephant Family exists to save this iconic animal from extinction in the wild, along with tigers, orangutans and all the other animals who share their habitat. Working with local people and partnering non-governmental organisations, Elephant Family currently fund 12 projects across Asia and invest where it is needed most to protect habitat, prevent conflict and reconnect the forest homes of the endangered Asian elephant.

Since Elephant Family launched in 2002 they have invested £4 million in securing and restoring vital corridors of land, supported local communities to reduce incidents of human elephant conflict and improving the welfare of captive elephants. If you would like to find out more about Elephant Family please visit www.elephantfamily.org

Metropolitan Police Force

Since our purchase of RAF West Drayton, the Metropolitan Police Force has been using the site on a regular basis for police dog training without charge. We believe this has benefits for both parties, as we have a regular police onsite presence and the Dog Support Unit (DSU) gets a secure 31 acre site with a variety of different buildings and open spaces to carry out different training exercises close to London, free from interruption.

The role of the DSU is to provide police dog and handler teams to support the Metropolitan Police force across London and to respond to emergency calls where their unique skills can be used to help make London safer.

The dogs and handlers have a variety of skills and training is very intense. The Dog Support Unit (DSU) train for the following on our site:

  • searching for suspects and missing people;

  • locating objects dropped or concealed during a criminal incident;

  • following a track left by a person on the ground;

  • chasing and detaining a person who runs away when challenged to stop;

  • disarming violent armed suspects and controlling hostile crowds; and

  • supporting Firearms Teams.

All of these things are done under the strict control of the handler.

Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs

Since our purchase of RAF West Drayton, Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs (Berkshire SAR Dogs) has also been using the site for training exercises free of charge.

Berkshire SAR Dogs is a volunteer dog organisation on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist search and rescue teams, the police and other emergency services. Their primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Berkshire and its surrounding areas. Berkshire SAR Dogs is a registered charity and entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out its work.

The team is made up entirely of volunteers who (together with their dogs) undergo constant training and RAF West Drayton is ideal for their rigorous training programme as it accommodates a variety of different buildings and large open spaces to simulate real life scenarios.

Inland Homes Colour Obstacle Rush for The Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice

Colleagues at specialist house builder and brownfield developer Inland Homes have raised more than £10,000 for Shooting Star Chase hospices by taking part in a fun 5k ‘Colour Obstacle Rush’.

The valiant nine participants tackled 10 obstacles including giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles, wires and climbing nets - sometimes on their hands and knees - while being pelted with foam and a variety of different colours of powder from nine colour stations at Dorney Lake on 6th June.

The current total raised by their collective efforts stands at an impressive £10,150, over double the initial target of £5,000, all donated via a Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Inland

Stephen Wicks, Chief executive at Inland Homes says; “It was a tricky course but fantastic fun as you can tell by the photographs! We are so touched by the many donations we have had for this fantastic cause – they have made our efforts really worthwhile.”

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