The second of our [establish] houses was launched in January in the Worcester Park area of the London Borough of Sutton.
The launch included an challenge for some of our branch staff, where they had to buy items to furnish the rooms for the new residents. As this project grows, our branch staff are become increasingly involved in the process of adapting these properties and helping their residents. The launch of the CAYSH house was marked by a feat we’re sure Alan Sugar would be proud of, as local staff from our Surrey branches competed in a challenge inspired by The Apprentice. Split into three teams, with a mixture of Andrews and CAYSH staff, as well as the tenants, each had a few hours to dash around Sutton tasked with purchasing furnishings and utensils to equip the new house. They were given a budget, a timeframe and tasked with kitting out the rooms using as little of the budget as possible. Local Sutton businesses truly demonstrated their community ethos by offering discounts and free items for the cause.
The new residents have now moved into the house.