As part of the ongoing community engagement with areas close to where it builds, Redrow has supported a Leyland project that aims to organise ‘smiles’ for local youngsters who are going through a tough time.
In association with our Worden Gardens development located off Leyland Lane, we have donated £750 to Miles of Smiles - a not-for-profit charity that works to help local children, who care for siblings or parents, smile.
The charity has used the money to create a website that will promote their work to families and children on a wider scale.
Karen Rainford, one of the charities founders said their aim is to give children something to look forward to and create memories that will last a lifetime: “Our work helps mainly youngsters who look after mum or dad, have lost siblings or youngsters who have a sibling living with a life limiting condition.”
“We help make children remember what it is to be a child as many of them have a lot of responsibilities and worries and see things no child should have to.
“Thanks to Redrow’s donation we have been able to build our website without the money coming out of our own pot and continue to provide ‘smiles’, which have included things such as family meals, pamper days, concert tickets and even made some children princesses for the day.”
During lockdown the charity continued to give out ‘smiles’ in the form of Birthday Bags to children who weren’t able to celebrate properly.
Since launching in 2008, Miles of Smiles has delivered over 400 ‘smiles’ to children.
Sian Pitt, sales at our Lancashire division, says: “Through our community fund of £5,000 we’ve been able to support 12 very diverse community groups across the Leyland area. Miles of Smiles was definitely a very deserving cause as they make such a positive impact on children’s lives and we wanted to ensure they could continue to do so and promote themselves to as many families as possible through their website.”