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Make a date with a Lancashire hot shot

Brave Redrow team members have been baring all and striking a pose for a special calendar to raise money for charity.

Nineteen of the Lancashire division’s sales consultants from various developments, modelled, for the ‘Hot Shots’ 2015 calendar, all in aid of the Stroke Association.

The idea came about as part of the housebuilder’s 40th anniversary year celebrations, during which its 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.

One of the chosen charities by Redrow Lancashire’s employees was the Stroke Association.

Redrow sales consultant Lorraine Moores, based at Birch Grange in Rochdale and who headed up the team of calendar men and women said: “We wanted to show our support to a team member whose mum had a severe stroke last year. When we were coming up with suggestions of what we could do, a ‘Calendar Girls’ idea was mentioned but we all initially brushed it aside. However, after giving it further thought we decided it was a great idea. No one’s arm had to be twisted and everyone was up for it!

“It was a real challenge as it was all shot in one day at Buckshaw Village. However, even the most nervous of the team really enjoyed it and we all had a great sense of achievement knowing we were doing it for such a worthy cause. It actually turned out to be a fantastic way of team building too.”

Launched at Redrow Lancashire’s charity ball in April, the calendar raised over £1,000 on the night through sales and donations and it’s now it available for everyone else to buy at www.justgiving.com/lancshotshots. Priced at £10, £7 of the price goes straight to the Stroke Association. Once the £10 has been donated on the site, a calendar will be sent by post free of charge.

Redrow Lancashire has already hosted numerous fundraising events this year including the Three Peaks Challenge, for Alzheimer’s Society, and, along with various sub contractors and suppliers, helped to build an extension to the Lymphoedema Clinic at St Catherine’s Hospice in Preston. They’ll also be a Sportman’s Dinner in September with former professional footballer Neil Ruddock as the guest speaker and a charity golf day in August, both in aid of the hospice.

So far the Lancashire division has raised around £52,000 for the various charities but staff are hoping the calendar will boost this total even more.

For more information about the 40-year history of Redrow Homes, visit www.redrow.co.uk/timeline

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.