We registered as a charity in December 2008,after the success of Challenge and our friends Black and White ball held in 2008 raising funds for Friends of the M.V.Freedom. It was also decided that we would extend our support to more small charities and not for profitorganisations with the name changing to Hangers Heroes in 2010.
The charity now raises thousands of pounds for local charities The Heroes Challenge Walk/run be our main event with other fundraising events organised whenever possible, utilising the skills and dedication from all members of the entire team.
All our volunteers and members give their time and services for free, however as a registered charity we do incur some essential running costs such as insurance, P.O.box & stationary etc. Where ever possible we minimise these costs by engaging local businesses to provide certain items and services at a significantly reduced cost or free of charge.
MEET THE COMMITTEE
Roger and Nina Hanger
Roger Committee Treasurer & President, Nina Committee Secretary & Vice President
Roger is retired and I work part time as a lollipop lady for St Augustines, we have been fundraising for small charities since 1992 on a voluntary basis with our Challenge walk.
We started our charity in 2009 with a couple of friends (it was Kristian Alexander Charity Award Scheme then changing to Hangers Heroes in 2011 ) enabling us to help more small charities primarily within the Weymouth and Dorchester area.
In 2013 we were very humbled to be presented with Wessex FM’s Local Heroes Legacy Award.
Miss Christina Guppy
Christina was born and bred in Dorset and was first introduced to Hangers Heroes through her role as Shop & Reception Manager at Bagwell Farm Touring Park. After taking part in the Challenge for several years, Chrissy has recently joined the committee and is thrilled to be part of a team which focuses their work on local charities and groups which are a vital part of the community. A keen runner and cyclist, Chrissy loves nothing more than exploring Dorset both on two feet and two wheels.
Karl Lantree born in London now firmly rooted in Weymouth with my wife and three children.
Local businessman since 1988 having left the Royal Navy having been a Lynx helicopter mechanic based at RNAS Portland.
Able to utilise my skills learnt before joining the Royal Navy, but wanting to live and work in Weymouth in a successful long established local business.
Proud to be able to support Hangers Heroes helping raise monies for “local” charities and see the fruits of the donations made right on our doorstep.
Being able to give back to the local community enhances what local communities are all about.
Stephen Knell was born and educated in Weymouth where he continues to live with his wife and two sons. Stephen is the Chief Executive Officer of Altogether Care LLP and has sole responsibility for the smooth operation of the partnership’s Care Homes and Care at Home services throughout Dorset and Somerset . Through his job Stephen has developed a strong commitment to the people and communities he serves and as a result he feels particularly privileged to have been co-opted onto the committee of Hangers Heroes, a local organisation that provide help and raise money for those in need locally.
Steve is an experienced Ultra and Marathon runner and spends any spare time he has on the trail exploring the place he loves the most, the Dorset countryside.
Dave England : Committee Member
MD. Chesil Beach Motors (CBM Ford)
Supporter of Hangers Heroes since 2010
Completed Marathon walk twice, committee member since 2014.
Proud to support Hangers Heroes: a fantastic group of dedicated people, raising funds for local small groups/charities.
Mrs Isabell Farqueson