Redrow funding ‘a breath of fresh air’ for Hartford communities

Redrow has donated over £5,500 to local causes in Hartford as part of its Hartford Community Initiative.

A year after opening the first of its trio of Hartford developments, the housebuilder invited local groups and projects to send their requests for help with funding.

After a fantastic response, Redrow linked up with 11 local causes to fund everything from new uniforms and signage to a sensory garden and improved equipment and facilities.

The beneficiaries, and how they have spent the funds, have been:

  • Hartford Scouts – refurbishing the scout hut
  • Hartford Tennis Club – club house renovation
  • Hartford Bowls Club – new flooring
  • Greenbank School – sensory garden
  • Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust – new exterior signage
  • Hartford Brownies – new hoodies / funding a coach trip
  • ROK Tennis Club at Hartford High School – renovations
  • Vale Royal Athletic Club – new equipment
  • Hartford Football Club Girls Under 9s – new kit
  • The Joshua Tree charity – helping to support children and their families affected by cancer

Richard Lamb, Hartford FC’s commercial manager and U11 girls’ team manager, said:

“Getting sponsorship is normally quite difficult so the Redrow approach has been a breath of fresh air. The money has provided the kits for both of the girls U9 teams, the Hartford Hawks and the Hartford Harriers.”

Greenbank School, which caters for children with ASD and other special educational needs, applied for funds to complete a sensory garden. School business manager Liam Lewis said:

“The appeal to local groups and schools came at a perfect time for us as we’d started the garden but hadn’t been able to stretch the funds to add in all the finishing touches. Redrow generously donated £925 to help us complete the garden and the young people have been enjoying it a great deal already.”

Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow (NW) added:

“When we first launched our Hartford developments we were keen to make sure that people realised that we’re not just about building homes, we like to play a part in building communities too. It was important to us to get involved in local projects and we’re thrilled that we could help so many nearby groups.

“Additionally, our popular Christmas event held on the village green raised £500 for the Joshua Tree, a charity we’ve previously supported. There were also many presents donated, both from the local community and from Redrow, to children and families who have been affected by cancer.”

The Hartford Grange development was followed last year by the launch of Weaver Park and Hunters Chase. As a result, there is a range of family homes available. For more information see redrow.co.uk/hartford.