The Liverpool ECHO’s Share Your Lunch Christmas campaign has been boosted by Redrow Homes.
The homebuilder is donating £1,000, as the Liverpool newspaper bids to raise £10,000 to ensure no Merseyside family goes hungry on Christmas Day.
The ECHO has teamed up with Can Cook, the social enterprise based in Speke, and every £10 raised will be enough to feed a family of four. This means Redrow’s contribution will help feed 100 families.
In the last year alone, 60,000 people in Merseyside accessed a food bank, feeding up to 25,000 children. Thousands more people, who don’t use food banks, will have borrowed money to buy food or gone silently hungry.
Gareth Stansfield, senior development manager for Redrow’s Liverpool Housing Partnership, said: “Redrow is well known for building family homes across the city and this appeal really touched our hearts.
“Many of our customers will be fortunate enough to be sitting down to Christmas lunch in a brand new home but not everyone will be so lucky.
“It’s reassuring to know that our donation will help 100 families in less fortunate circumstances to enjoy a freshly prepared meal by Can Cook on Christmas Day.”
ECHO editor Ali Machray said: “The Share Your Lunch Christmas campaign is such an important campaign and so we are naturally delighted to receive this generous donation. I would like to thank Redrow Homes for their kindness.
“I would also like to thank everyone who has made donations so far – whether big or small. Every pound we raise will be vital.”
It’s easy to donate – simply go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/echo-share-your-lunch
Redrow has existing developments in Allerton and Broadgreen and, through the Liverpool Housing Partnership – a collaboration with Liverpool City Council and social housing provider Liverpool Mutual Homes – is now also offering family homes in Woolton and Fazakerley.
. Photo credit: James Maloney, Liverpool ECHO
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.