Caven charity and community work


At Caven we are acutely aware of the importance of helping the wider community. As such, we actively support charities and our staff spend a significant part of their spare time on community projects.

Charity work

Each year Caven chooses a charity to support. In the past we have supported:

  • 2012 – to be announced
    Director Dan Watkins plays Pin the Tail on the Donkey for Help a Capital Child  © Aly Harmanas
  • 2011 Help a Capital Child: We kicked off 2011 with a HACC launch party in the office which had a ‘kids party’ theme. Caven’s engagement remained steady throughout the year as we raised money through various organised events, notably ‘a night at the dogs’ in fancy dress as dead celebrities, and a quiz night. Beyond this members of staff also ran the London Marathon and we held a Gala Dinner & Dance boat cruise. All of these efforts paid off as we raised more than £12,000.
  • 2010 Firefly
  • 2009 Mango Tree

Voluntary work

In 2012 Caven signed into a Volunteering Scheme with Wandsworth Council, and we help out in our local community on a weekly basis. So far we have been involved in a number of one-day activities and ongoing projects:

  • Painting the Year 2 Annex at Sheringdale School © Dan Watkins

    Sheringdale School in Southfields:
    On Saturday 8th September a group of volunteers went back to the school after January's successful visit which improved the outdoor play area by painting the fence and garden sheds and tidying up flower beds. 

    This time it was a lovely warm summer's day and the team spent it in the sun painting the school's Year 2 Annex.

    More photos of the day are available on the school's website and can be found here.


  • Environmental project at Christ Church School:
    The space we cleared for Christ Church School © Ben Letham

    On Saturday 21st April a team from the company was engaged in an environmental project at
    Christ Church School in Clapham Junction. We helped to clear overgrown land and turn it into a community garden, cutting down trees and bushes, clearing brambles and removing rubble. The project was in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society
  • The Collect & Create Greenhouse project in Wandsworth:
    On Saturday 17th March we supported this project. Caven staff, joined by friends and family, were involved in the ‘BIG Dig’ to transform two disused allotment areas rented from the local authority into a community growing space. The space will be used for enabling children to grow
    their own fruits and salad crops and construct the growing areas from recycled materials

  • Sheringdale School in Southfields:

    Caven staff get stuck in at Sheringdale
    © Dan Watkins

    On the 21st January a team of 20, consisting of Caven staff joined by friends and family, took part in this day event where we improved the outdoor play area for the primary school children.
    The day was a great success and we managed to paint the entire fence in bright colours, tidied up the flower beds and painted the garden sheds. The Headmaster, Kevin Hogston, has reported that the children are very pleased with the improvements!

    If you want to see us mentioned in the Wandsworth Council monthly magazine download it here.
  • ShopMobility Wandsworth:
    This is one of the regular local volunteering projects that we will be supporting as a business this year. It does a fantastic job in supporting disadvantaged elderly people, many of whom are unable
    to do something as simple as their weekly shopping. The aim is to give them back some of their independence
  • CDG Wandsworth:
    This is the second charity we are currently supporting, with regular volunteering at the Careers
    Development Centre in Wandsworth. A team of ten Caven staff have already signed up and had their inductions and are looking forward to their first sessions to help coach and advise the long-term unemployed, with the ultimate aim of getting them back into full-time employment