Generous staff at housebuilder Redrow have raised £10,000 for their chosen charity, Claire House
Group staff at Redrow’s St David’s Park head office in Ewloe, Flintshire, got behind a year-long fundraising effort in aid of Claire House, after selecting the Wirral-based children’s hospice as their chosen charity.
The hospice looks after seriously ill and terminally ill children across the North West and North Wales – where Redrow is based – as well as providing much needed support for their families.
Employees dressed down each week in return for donations, teams took part in bake offs and various raffles and auctions also helped to boost the sum to £8,000. This was then topped up to £10,000 by the company, which had made a pledge to add £1 for every £4 raised by staff during the year.
Alexis Stewart of Redrow said: “Every year the staff decide on our nominated charity and, in 2016, Claire House was a very popular choice as it’s a fantastic local charity looking after so many families and children, by providing specialist nursing care and emotional support.”
Staff are also still collecting any unwanted Christmas gifts or bric-a-brac donations from for one of the local Claire House Hospice shops.
A cheque for £10,000 was presented to Angella Rawsthorne, corporate fundraiser for Claire House, who said: “The money raised by Redrow will provide specialist nursing care and emotional support so the children who use Claire House Children’s Hospice can live life to the full however short their life may be.
“Claire House provides short breaks and emergency respite care as well as a range of services including hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and play and music therapies. Currently Claire House is not reaching half the children who could be getting our help Redrow’s generous donation will also help us achieve this.”
Redrow is one of the UK’s leading house builders, creating more than 4,700 new homes every year in England and Wales. Employees based at St David’s Park, Ewloe, provide group wide services to all of the housing divisions, including HR, marketing, design, technical and IT support.
Redrow’s Daresbury-based housing division, Redrow Homes (NW), also recently handed over £642 to Claire House, following a fund raising community event at its Ledsham Garden Village development, in Little Sutton.
For more information about Claire House, visit www.clairehouse.org.uk
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