Kath Chandler-Bangor

Time for Tea: Housebuilder Supports Pensioners' Club

Members of a pensioners’ club in Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, are celebrating with tea and cake after receiving a £250 donation from housebuilder Redrow.

Clwb Y Garnedd, which is a member of the Contact the Elderly charity, meets at Canolfan Penrhosgarnedd every last Friday of the month for 10 months of the year for social events as well as various trips.

Members pay a small amount at each meeting but missing out on grant money this year had left them short of funds so they approached the team at Redrow, who are building new homes at Goetre Uchaf nearby, for help.

Enyd Roberts, co-ordinator for Clwb Y Garnedd said: “The social events we organise are so important to our members as it’s a chance to meet up with friends and have the opportunity to enjoy themselves. In the past we’ve had trips to museums, afternoon tea and summer and Christmas parties. The money Redrow has donated will help us to continue to finance these events and we are very grateful for that.”

The club, whose members are aged over 70, is the first recipient of Redrow’s dedicated Bangor Community Fund, set up last year to help a wide range of groups in the local area. The fund is in addition to Redrow’s contribution, as part of the planning process, of over £1.4m towards education, highways, local cycle paths and playing fields and parks in the local area.

Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “We really value our relationships with local communities and we’re delighted to be able to help such a lovely group.”

Redrow is building two, three and four-bedroom new homes at Goetre Uchaf, on the outskirts of Bangor, commanding views across the breath-taking North Wales countryside.

For more information on the homes Redrow is building in Bangor, visit the marketing suite and show homes off Penrhos Road, call 01248 209891 or go to

Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit for more details