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Redrow helps charity project grow

A charity gardening project is set to bloom this spring, thanks to a generous donation from Redrow.

The housebuilder has sponsored an Autism Initiatives project, aimed at promoting health and wellbeing at Farmer Parrs Animal World in Fleetwood. The project has been set up to encourage the charity’s service users to take ownership of a piece of land, donated to them by Farmer Parrs, to grow their own vegetables and flowers.

The £300 contributed by Redrow has allowed the charity to create two walkways and two raised flower beds, which have now been planted with spring bulbs.

Autism Initiatives runs the Pottery Studio at the family attraction, with adults on the autism spectrum taking charge of its day-to-day activities.

Manager of the Pottery Studio, Jayne Frodsham said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Redrow and their donation to our gardening project. Our service users will not only be able to tend their ‘patch’ and learn about growing their own fruit and vegetables, they’ll also be able to use the area to meet their peer groups and families. We’ll be opening up the project to more service users from February so we’ll be able to get a lot of use out of the new bedding areas and walkways.”

The site manager from Redrow’s nearby Harbour Village venture, Stuart Bullough, went along to see some of the work being carried out by student Craig.

Stuart said: “Redrow really values its relationship with local communities and it’s been great to come to Farmer Parrs and see the fruits of the sponsorship money. We hope it sows the seeds for a blooming good project!”

Surrounded by its own green and natural spaces such as the Wyre Estuary and Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve, Harbour Village lies next to the marina and close to Freeport Fleetwood. Current availability ranges from one-bedroom apartments priced at £76,995 up to four-bedroom family homes at £219,995.

For more information, visit the marketing suite off Amounderness Way which is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Alternatively, call 01253 274 151 or see

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Established more than 40 years, 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 Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.