Help with a cuppa in Lancashire

Homebuyers can help in the fight against cancer with a cuppa on Friday as Redrow Homes celebrates the 23rd birthday of Macmillan’s annual ‘Big Coffee Morning’ event.

The housebuilder has promised to donate £10 to the charity for every visitor who comes along and enjoys a coffee at four of its developments in Fleetwood, Chorley, Buckshaw Village and Wardle, near Rochdale on Friday, September 27.

Attendance is completely free and Redrow will provide plenty of coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits during the event from 11am.

And whether visitors are firmly in the market for a new home, or just want to come and explore the developments, anyone can join in the fun and help a good cause at the same time.

The fundraising event comes as people up and down the country put on their own coffee mornings to help raise money for Macmillan.

Last year more than five million people around the UK hosted or attended a coffee morning, raising a record breaking £15m. The charity is now hopeful this year’s fundraiser could be the biggest since the event started in 1990.

All the money raised will go towards local Macmillan teams, including ones in Lancashire, to ensure that no one will have to fight cancer alone.

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), explains: “Everyone is familiar with the wonderful work that Macmillan Cancer Support carries out.

“Redrow is proud to be working in association with such an amazing charity and we really hope that lots of potential homebuyers turn up so that we can donate as much money as possible to this fantastic cause”.

During the morning customers will also get the chance to take Redrow’s “15 minute Mortgage Challenge” to find out if they can secure a mortgage on a new home.

Claire added: “We want to streamline the buying process as much as possible to make it quick and simple for our customers. During our 15 Minute Mortgage Challenge, visitors will be able to talk to our sales advisers about their options, including Help to Buy.

“Based on their savings, income and outgoings, we’ll quickly be able to work out how much they could afford to borrow to buy a new home. In fact they could even find out if they qualify for a mortgage in just 15 minutes or the time it takes to have a cuppa with us!”

Redrow is hosting MacMillan coffee mornings this Friday (September 27) at the following developments:

Harbour Village, off Amounderness Way, Fleetwood – featuring three and four-bedroom homes currently from £143,995 to £184,995. More information: 01253 274151 or

Sandhurst Gardens, Pilling Lane, Chorley – currently a choice of three and four-bedroom homes from £139,995 to £176,995.  Further information: 01257 369093 or

Birch Grange, Wardle, near Rochdale – four-bedroom homes currently from £179,995 to £219,995. More details: 01706 550740 or

Sandy Lane, Buckshaw Village, near Chorley – large and luxurious four and five-bedroom detached houses currently from £359,995 to £499,995. More information: 01772 930434 or

  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, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: