signCasey are proud to have given two young Salford apprentices a start that has benefits close to home.

Situated on the main coast road between Prestatyn and Rhyl, Salford Children's Holiday Camp was established in 1926 after it was left by bequest to the children of Salford. Originally named Salford Poor Children's Camp, its purpose has always been to provide affordable holidays to school children. More often than not, it was the child's first or only holiday. The label 'poor' was dropped from the name as times changed, but this should not deflect from its history - for very many children, their time at the camp was the first time they had seen the sea.

The camp, affectionately known by its nicknames 'Salford by the Sea' and 'The Jam Butty Camp', is administered by an elected Management Committee and Trustees who volunteer their time and skills to manage the site and its operations. Many of these people have been doing so for over 20 years.

Saved from closure in 2014 following a community campaign, Casey have been involved in a huge renovation project. The camp was re-opened in April 2015 by the Mayor of Prestatyn, Councillor Janet Szabo, and Mayor of Salford, Councillor Christine Hudson.

The camp operates solely on charitable donations and annual pledges from local businesses and Casey were delighted to get involved.

As well as providing skilled labour and management to carry out the work, we also involved some of our apprentices and gave two new apprentices from Salford the opportunity to train on a job that meant so much back home.

rochdale-childrens-moorland-home-1This year, Casey have chosen to support the Rochdale Children's Moorland Home.  Staff have carried out various fundraising activities for this local charity, but the most successful so far was the Tough Mudder event entered by Managing Director, Chris Casey along with John Walmsley, Anthony McCormick and Andy McCann who raised.

Please click on the image to find out more about this great charity.

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Suubi means HOPE in Ugandan. 

The Suubi charity is an orphanage near Entebbe in Uganda and was started by Hermann and Helen Jungmayr who are based in Rochdale.  The company, and staff, are regular contributors to this charity.

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For more information about the Suubi charity, please click on the logo.

 

In April 2012, Peter and Pat Casey visited Suubi to see the good work being done for themselves.  Read more to see the gallery of photographs from their visit.           

Prostate cancer is an illness people are generally reluctant to talk about, with symptoms that men would rather not get checked out.  It is a cancer that can grow very slowly or very quickly and sometimes has no symptoms at all.

It is something that has touched us here at Casey.  In 2009, one of our employees, Dave Lett, died of prostate cancer that had spread.  In memory of him, we formed a team for Movember Uk in 2011. This is a charity that raises money and, importantly, awareness of men's cancers.  Teams consist of Mo Bros (and supportive Mo Sistas) who grow moustaches throughout the month of November.

In 2011, our team Mo-People Mo-Progress Mo-Environment raised over £1000.

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Casey held several fund raising events to raise money for the New Start Appeal.  The charity's goal was to raise £1million to purchase a Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scanner.  This equipment, now at Wythenshawe Hospital, is the only one of its kind in the north west.

You can find out more about this charity by clicking on the logo.