Wrexham families receive support from Redrow

A Wrexham -based charity will be able to help even more local families thanks to a donation of £5,000 from a national charity founded by housebuilder Redrow.

Family Friends offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. The money donated by The Redrow Foundation will be used to fund a day trip for families and a play day for children, as well as vital equipment for the play scheme venue and offices in Rhosddu.

The charity offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers who then visit families with young children and offer friendly and confidential support.

Offering help to more than 60 families a year, the services cost £80,000 to run and just four month's funding is provided by the Government. The rest of the running costs are met by fundraising and donations.

Jane Robertson, senior coordinator at Family Friends, said: “We are most grateful for the generous donation from the Redrow Foundation, which will give us the opportunity to enhance our support to Wrexham families who are suffering from stress.”

Redrow’s research and sustainability manager Jonathan Moss, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Ewloe, Flintshire, nominated Family Friends for a donation. He visited the charity to find out how the money will be spent. 

Jonathan said: “Family Friends does tremendous work in the local community and requires ongoing support from local businesses to continue to assist families in need. It was an honour to visit the charity and see just how far the fund will go.”

The Redrow Foundation is a national charity, founded by Flintshire-based housebuilder Redrow Homes, which builds new homes across England and Wales. It provides financial support for the relief of poverty and sickness in the UK and, in particular, to provide accommodation and related assistance, including respite care, especially to children, the elderly and those who are sick or infirm.  To date it has contributed more than £450,000 to a wide variety of good causes. More information

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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 New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011 and 2012; collected the Gold award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2011 What House? awards; and its ‘Our Pride ~ Your Joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2011Housebuilder Awards for innovation and excellence.