Family fun day lifts charity total up, up and away

A fun day has boosted Redrow’s fundraising total by another £2,000 after families turned out for tethered hot air balloon rides, face painting and a car boot sale.

The event, which also featured a family dog show, was held at Redrow Homes’ Ewloe headquarters and all the funds raised will go to the North Wales Lupus Group, one of the housebuilder’s chosen charities for this year.

As part of the housebuilder’s 40th anniversary year celebrations, employees are taking part in a year-long ‘charity challenge’. Each of the company’s 11 operational divisions across England and Wales, plus employees from its Group headquarters and sister company Harrow Estates, have selected one or more local charities to focus their fundraising efforts on for the year.

So far, the total raised by Redrow Group has exceeded £15,000 and with plenty of other activities planned, that figure is expected to be significantly higher by the end of the challenge.

The charity chosen by Redrow's head office employees is the North Wales Lupus Group, a regional member of LUPUS UK, the national charity supporting people with Lupus. It also assists them as they approach diagnosis of this, as yet, incurable immune system illness.

Chair of Lupus North Wales, Karen Newby said: “It was great to see so many people turn out for the event which has done a fabulous job in raising awareness for Lupus. We’re very grateful to Redrow for choosing us as one of its charities this year and a big thank you has to go to everyone who came and supported us on the day.”

Redrow Group has already hosted numerous fundraising events this year in aid of Lupus North Wales including clothes recycling, dress down days, monthly cake sales and a quiz night. Additionally, there have been monthly raffles and auctions with prizes, donated by Redrow’s suppliers, including a day’s charter on a luxury yacht for eight people.

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Currently celebrating its 40th year, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Redrow also collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 and 2013 What House? Awards; the award for best marketing initiative at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.