Corporate Social Responsibility - Services to the Community

The Home Club's foundation is to build a trusted community for the benefit of people and communities. 


The Home Club' Services to the Community is about supporting initiatives that are both already positively impacting many people’s lives within our Communities and assisting with the development of new initiatives as The Home Club promotes and supports collaboration, communication and widening impact by raising awareness of existing programmes. 


The Home Club connects organisations and individuals who, when combined, will become stronger, more conscious and respectful of each other, having a greater benefit to society. 


Ultimately, the goal is to enable a more socially mobile society to be inclusive and supportive to each Community and to develop a positive environment for everyone wanting to achieve more for their future and for the world around them. This applies not just to those of us today but also for future generations, and of all age groups regardless of ethnicity, gender, culture or background. 


In doing this, we will together, create a higher level of competitive advantage for UK in the International Commercial Markets, while accelerating the path to opportunity for everyone willing to work hard for a better future.


Below is a walk through of The Home Club's opportunities, journey and intent and pledge to invest 50% of The Home Club's company gross profits to fund, Social Enterprises, THC Entrepreneurship Club, Seraphim Club, Phoenix Club, Justice on Appeal and Local Charity & Community Projects.


Hear more on the Riverside Radio interview here and (interview on Seraphim Club Launch)

In the Press

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Newham charity supports apprenticeship schemes in face of youth unemployment.


 (photos unrelated to press release but part of Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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No excuses partnership builds hope in the community.


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020) 


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Community Leaders Support New Apprenticeship Initiative.


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020) 

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New Initiative Brings Community and Ecological Construction Together


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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Darren Bolger - Award-Winning Businessman Helps Young People Start a Career in Construction.

  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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Wandsworth business launches apprenticeship scheme to pass on tools of the trade.


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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Construction apprenticeship scheme launched.


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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Meet the Wandsworth man looking to give back to the community in an effort to tackle crime.

  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

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Suited and Booted Charity.


  (photos unrelated to press release but part of  Darren's journey taken between 2010 - 2020)

BMX Jam Wandsworth

BMX Jam - Wandsworth (2015)

Creating a Safer Community - Event at the, Kimber Road Skateboard and BMX park for the Local Wandsworth Community

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Encouragement

Supporting the next generations to be more confident and compete in a modern day environment for their team.


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No time too soon

Encouragement, support and opportunities begin at the earliest stage of life. Creating a safer environment is crucial for the communities.


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Supporting future Home Grown Entrepreneurs and business leaders

Giving talks to Students at an Independent School in East Sussex on career and the journey of an entrepreneur. 

Encouragement and laughter ensured a great response from school students considering their future career options.

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Advice and Insights

Giving time for one-to-one advice, sharing experiences and knowledge to the future female entrepreneurs as Judge for the LionHeart Challenge. 

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Work experience and Apprenticeships

Giving opportunities to work alongside professionals, to firstly trial a career, then make informed decisions on the future training & Apprenticeships. 

Written recomendation for Darren Bolger from the Mayor of Wandsworth Counsellor Nicola Nardeilli and lifetime place in the local authority register trust and honour are referred to in this document

Reference from Mayor of Wandsworth

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Supporting the whole of London

Pictured above at the top of the picture: The Home Club Founder - walking the Whittington walk from Whittington Hospital in Highate London alongside 26 Greater London Mayors and Lord Mounteveans the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of the City of London (past) 

The Home Club made a pledge to give back to the Communities by donating to the Whittington Hospital.

The pledge made in honour of the Mayors in attendance and those absent, who do so much to support their communities.

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Supporting Greater London

The Home Club supports each and every community and its Mayor by continuing to donate to the Local Community

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Supporting the City of London

The Home Club here making financial donation to the Lord Mayor of the City of London's City Giving Day Causes

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Mentoring

Pictured above: Stephi a German National studying business in London in 2017 and wanted to be a successful female entrepreneur. 

Whilst having a dream, she had no means of realising real life training and mentoring until joining The Home Club. 


Her own words below tell of how she felt from the experience, which developed into what is now known as: the Seraphim Club,

  

Mentor Entrepreneur

“I am a 25 year old German National studying business in London. I was introduced to Darren via * as I want to become a leading female entrepreneur but just didn't know how or where to begin or how to be an Entrepreneur.


Darren, via his company The Home Club and his company gave me this opportunity and agreed to mentor me as part of his company’s new, ‘Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Initiative.’ Darren’s mentoring program helped me to realise crucial details that will guide me to develop myself in order to have a successful career. He showed me how to think critically at every step. As a student, you do not realise how important these stages are in a process of building a business as an Entrepreneur. People mention Networking, it all the time, but because it seems a daily routine, you simply stop paying attention to keeping shaping it. Darren’s great experience and creativity gave me a better vision about how to study clients to satisfy their expectations and necessities, then how to give back showing added value in business. Darren also motivated me to ‘dream big’, be innovative, create blue oceans and transform communities. A business is not just about making money anymore, but to be able to reshape the future. Nowadays, I have stronger and more compelling understanding of business and importantly how to be a successful Entrepreneur, so that when I complete my business studies and begin my business project, then it will be much more solid than before. Having the theory and a close look at the practice, gives me a great advantage. 


Now it is my turn to put into practice what I have learned. Darren’s Apprentice Entrepreneurs program does not leave me here but will also give further guidance and support throughout my Entrepreneurial Journey. Neither Darren nor The Home Club has charged me a penny for mentoring me and has taken a considerable time from their schedule, introducing me into the business and entrepreneurial marketplace. 

I actually loved it!” 

Life Savers

Newham Recorder 1999

A HEROIC Pub Manager from North Woolwich rescued three children trapped up to their chests in mud in the River Thames. Darren Bolger; who works at the California in Albert Road, waded into the quagmire and dragged out the brothers aged ten, 11 and 13. He had been working one afternoon when a man ran into the pub and raised the alarm. Darren, 29, said: "At first we thought that a house was on fire and I ran out with some locals." But the group were led to the river. "I overheard some children were trapped in the mud. I ran down the slipway and saw that they were up to their chests, they had been in there for about half an hour." Luckily Darren used to work as a Shipbuilder and knows how to walk through mud. "I didn't realise how deep it was. I thought it would be about a foot, but it was more like four feet," he said. Darren went out as far as he could. "It was then that I realised I would have trouble getting myself out let alone anyone else. I lifted one out of the mud and told him to relax, he was screaming." Darren rescued the other two before the children were taken to the pub. They were stripped to their underclothes, wrapped in blankets and sat in front of the fire where they were given crisps and drinks.

Exhausted

The Boys parents who came from Charlton, were called and they collected the children. "Afterwards I was absolutely exhausted." admitted Darren. "The water was coming in and another 30 minutes and it would have been over them." White Watch Commander at Silvertown fire station, Michael Burrell, said, 

"It was quite a feat. We had been sent to the wrong address and by the time that we got to the scene the children were out." 


It appears that one of the children had fallen in and the other two had gone in after him. Darren may now be in line for a bravery award.

Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Award Winning Businessman, founder of The Home Club Darren Bolger in navy blue business suit receiving his award, the Badge of Honour, from the Mayor of Wandsworth, counsellor Nicola Nardelli in the Mayors Parlour with fireplace British Union Flag and ancient tapestry hung on wall

Home Grown Entrepreneur and Investor in Communities - The Home Club Founder

Darren Bolger receives the Badge of Honour for Services to the Community by cllr. Nicola Nardelli Mayor of Wandsworth, SW London (November 2015)


'The Badge of Honour or Queen's Certificate and Badge of Honour is a civil award presented by the governments of British Overseas Territories. Established in 1928, it was presented to recognize loyal and valuable service by native chiefs and other non-European dignitaries within the British Empire. 


It is currently awarded for meritorious services to the local community of an exceptional or outstanding nature. 


The Certificate and Badge of Honour continues to be awarded in Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.'