Builder helps sports teams and schools

Earls Barton football team is just one of the organisations that has benefited from cash donations from a house-

Over the past 12 months, Northampton-based Redrow Homes (South Midlands) has gifted about £7,000 to good causes close to its developments across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.

These donations include money to buy Buddy Benches for Earls Barton School and £750 to Earls Barton United.

Barton Seagrave Cricket Club was given more than £1,000 to help it level its playing area and Barton Seagrave Primary School was given £1,000 for scooter/cycle racks. And hundreds of hi-vis vests have been given to schools.

The company has also raised almost £30,000 for CLIC Sargent, which supports children with cancer, as part of the homebuilder’s 40th anniversary charity challenge.

John Mann, managing director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “The lion’s share of our charitable efforts in the last 12 months was geared towards CLIC Sargent and I am extremely proud of all my staff who gave their time and undertook a variety of challenges.

“We’ve also lent our support to good causes local to our developments and recognise that a sense of community is important when choosing somewhere to live and we aim to embrace that in the neighbourhoods where we build.

“For example in Earls Barton we boosted schoolgirl Katy Lay’s fundraising, enabling her school to buy not one but two ‘buddy benches’.”