High Chelmer receives multiple awardsHigh Chelmer receives Business Youth Empowerment Award
On Wednesday 11th November Mick McDonagh General Manager for High Chelmer attended the YMCA awards at Chelmsford City Council chambers to receive a Business Youth Empowerment Award. Mick McDonagh said, “My team and I were delighted to receive this prestigious award. High Chelmer has always been in the heart of the community in which we reside and the people we serve. Throughout the year we support many charities and community events and we are particularly keen to support the YMCA Youth programme as this year it was the Major’s chosen charity.”
Craig Gough, YMCA Youth Projects Manager said, “One of the many reasons why High Chelmer has been chosen is for the support and partnership work in supporting the needs of the community, children, young people and their families.”
Pictured left to right: Jacqueline Dunphy, Carley Beck, Natalie Rodrigues and Mick McDonagh
High Chelmer receives 'Silver' Green Apple award
High Chelmer was the winner of a Green Apple Award 2015. This was presented during a carbon-neutral presentation ceremony at the Houses of Parliament London on Monday 16th November. A donation has been made on the winner’s behalf to Green Earth Appeal whose planting in emerging nations not only help the environment and wildlife, but also create job opportunities for the local populations.
The Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice was The Green Organisation’s first initiative when it launched in 1994, and it has gone from strength to strength ever since with a presentation ceremony every November in the House of Commons. All winners in each category were presented with a Green Apple trophy.
Mick McDonagh said, “High Chelmer’s holistic approach to energy reduction and environmental matters helped us win the award. We were also presented with Green World Ambassador insignia at an additional ceremony in the House of Commons and these are awarded to winners who ‘help others to help the environment.”
“High Chelmer strives to ensure that wherever possible we implement effective and innovative environmental strategies and measures to reduce consumption and enhance energy efficiency across the common environs of the Centre enhancing our CSR status in the wider community.”
Pictured is Mick McDonagh (Centre Manager, High Chelmer).