Redrow shares £5,000 donation with eight Oldham groups
As part of the ongoing community engagement with areas close to where we build, we have supported eight good causes in and around Oldham in association with its Saddleworth View development.
Help has been extended to a mix of youth organisations, sports teams, schools, charities and community based projects all designed to help others.
Lesley Myers, sales manager at our Lancashire division, said: “It’s so important that we invest in the local communities so they can continue to benefit numerous generations. We don’t just build and then leave, we want to ensure we support neighbourhood projects that have positive impacts now and in the future. We had lots of applications and have tried our best to help as many people as possible.”
Located off Counthill Road, in the Moorside area of Oldham and on the edge of Saddleworth Moors, Saddleworth View is a collection of three and four-bedroom homes.
The beneficiaries of the community fund are:
• Progress Education
• Whitegate End School PTFA
• 10th Oldham Scout group
• Springhead AFC
• The Sholver & Moorside Junior Youth Club
• Oldham Community Radio
• Mahdlo (Oldham Youth Zone)
• Once Upon a Smile
Among the recipients is Mahdlo (Oldham Youth Zone), which will use its £1,000 donation towards the cost of a new state-of-the-art sensory space, due to be completed in February. It will allow young people with more severe needs to participate and access the centre’s programmes, including a new performing arts hub and nature-based projects. Our funds will go towards new equipment for the space.
Amy Taylor, ability zone co-ordinator for Mahdlo Oldham Y4outh Zone, said: “We really appreciate this donation as it will bring our sensory room into the 21st century, creating an interactive and sensory space that is accessible to our most vulnerable members”.