A housebuilder’s Yorkshire staff are aiming to surpass a whopping charity fundraising goal of £20,000 after smashing through their original target.
Teams from Redrow Homes in Wakefield have cycled hundreds of miles, tackled one of the muddiest obstacle courses, played golf, baked cakes and taken part in a variety of other events and challenges in order to raise money for children’s hospice Martin House.
The total raised so far stands at around £19,000 – £4,000 above their original target – and now, staff are set to boost that total even further.
It all got off to a fun start Wetherby Races in April when the company’s health and safety mascots Buster and Buddy put their best paws forward around an obstacle-ridden course in the Mascot Race. Since then, staff have taken part in a grueling 260-mile bike ride; the popular, yet incredibly challenging obstacle course, Tough Mudder; enjoyed a golf day and taken part in various smaller events held in the office.
The fundraising success has formed part of the housebuilder’s 40th anniversary celebrations, which has seen employees from Redrow housing divisions across England and Wales raising as much money as possible for selected local causes.
In Yorkshire all the money is going to Martin House, which cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and provides support to their families. As well as running a purpose built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby, it also offers home-based support and care for children and young people from a wide surrounding area.
John Haigh, corporate fundraiser at Martin House, said:
“We’re very grateful to Redrow for choosing us as their charity of the year and we’re over the moon that they’ve worked so hard to achieve such a fantastic total. But that’s only half the story as they’re keen to raise even more!”
“At Martin House we rely upon charitable donations so it’s fabulous that the Redrow team has put so much effort into raising these much-needed funds. The money they’ve raised will really go a long way to helping children and their families at the hospice.”
With divisional headquarters in Wakefield, Redrow is currently building new homes in Horsforth, Easingwold, Wakefield, Steeton, Grimsby, Barton upon Humber, Cottingham and Dodworth, near Barnsley.
New developments are also coming soon in Newton Kyme, Crofton and Skelmanthorpe.
For more information on the brand new homes being built across Yorkshire, or to register interest, go to www.redrow.co.uk/yorkshire. And for more information on Martin House visit www.martinhouse.org.uk.