Redrow gifts over £50,000 to good causes
Sponsorship deals, donations and staff fundraising accounted for the lion’s share of support for good causes from Redrow‘s Northampton-based South Midlands business, which also made gifts in kind to community projects.
The homebuilder’s generosity was spread across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire.
All of these donations are in addition to community contributions Redrow has committed to during the planning process for each new homes development it undertakes. Known as Section 106 contributions, those payments fund things such as affordable housing, local education, public transport and road safety improvements and can amount to millions of pounds.
John Mann, managing director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “Support for infrastructure and community amenities in the areas where we build are very important, but Redrow is keen to have direct involvement too. We’re committed to developing communities and a key part of that is supporting organisations, projects and charities to help ensure that those neighbourhoods continue to thrive.
“One of the most significant projects we’ve recently been involved in is the renamed Redrow Rugby 7s Series’ organised by Northampton Saints, which will benefit almost 200 schools across the region.
“We’re also extremely proud of our staff who’ve raised almost £15,000 for our charity of the year, the Henry Allen Trust. Teams who took part in the Redrow Rust Bucket Challenge driving from Northampton to North Africa raised more than £13,000 with the support of colleagues, contractors and suppliers. It’s a phenomenal amount and will make a big difference to supporting families of children in hospital.”
Redrow has also hosted various educational visits on its developments, gifted logs to help ‘build’ outdoor classrooms and forest school projects, given health and safety talks and careers advice in schools and sponsored overseas educational trips.
Home town support has been given to various sports teams including Towcestrians Rugby Club in Towcester, MK Trojans basketball teams, Oakley Diamonds FC in Northampton, Newport Pagnell FC, Harborough Town Rovers junior football and Luton Celtic under 11s football team.
Seasonal activities included Easter eggs gifted to Kettering General Hospital, sponsorship of a firework display in Caddington and paying for a community Christmas tree in Hauxton.
One of 14 Redrow operating divisions across England and Wales, the South Midlands business is currently building new homes and communities across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire and has plans for a number of new developments in Oxfordshire. For where to find new homes see www.redrow.co.uk.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building over 5,400 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 2017, the Group reported record revenues of £1.65 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 redrow.co.uk for more details.