We’ve made a commitment to do our bit for charity, after pledging support to three named charities for 2018.
We’re building on our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy – making our long-term focus about people, communities and the environment. To help make a significant difference within our communities, a charity committee has been organised with the sole purpose of raising money for our three nominated charities – The Ben Parker Trust Fund, Treetops Hospice and Padley Group.
The Ben Parker Trust Fund (Bens Den) is an Ilkeston-based charity set up in 2004 in honour of Ben Parker – who lost his brave battle with leukaemia in November 2003 at the age of 13. Bens Den aims to provide free holidays for families with children diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia.
Derbyshire-based Treetops Hospice provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. This includes day care services, therapeutic services and home visits, ensuring continued access to care for those with a range of conditions as well as people in need of end of life support.
Padley Group, is a Derby charity offering support to the most vulnerable people within the local community. This is achieved through its homeless centre called The Homeless Hub as well as The Development Centre – a training unit operating courses for those with learning and physical disabilities, as well as those with autism and/or mental health issues.
We are implementing several initiatives this year in order to raise vital funds for all three, with initial ideas including cake days, quiz nights and utilising the company’s annual golf day. Cheques will be presented to each charity in December once all funds have been successfully raised.
Our team will also be taking part in the annual Hope Challenge hosted by Habitat for Humanity, from 15 – 17 June 2018. House builders from across the UK will compete in a range of challenges in order to raise a minimum of £3,000 each – with all proceeds going towards tackling poverty in deprived areas across the globe through a range of initiatives.
Our MD, Steve Midgley, is delighted that the company is putting such a big emphasis on charitable work in 2018 and hopes to see Fairgrove making a significant difference in the UK and abroad through its range of initiatives – “As a builder of new homes, we continuously revitalise areas and create exciting communities in which people can enjoy their lives,” said Steve.
“By supporting our three chosen charities and taking part in Hope Challenge, we are making a commitment to reach out and help more communities – from those suffering with life-threatening illnesses, to those living in poverty. I am proud that we have such a selfless team that is keen to do its bit for those less fortunate, and I look forward to seeing how much we have raised come December. ” added Steve.
To find out more about our charitable work throughout the year, visit www.fairgrove.co.uk.