SEVERAL groups in Huntington are celebrating after Redrow Homes announced the successful recipients of its latest community fund.
Redrow set up the fund of £10,000 earlier this year and invited local causes to apply for a portion of the funds.
There was an excellent response and the housebuilder has now chosen seven local community groups they would like to support.
The beneficiaries, and how they will be spending their windfall, are:
- Ist Huntington Guides (Eleanor Colston) – jamboree costs
- Huntington Primary School – outdoor play equipment
- Christleton New Scene FC U10s – booking costs of winter pitches
- Huntington Village Hall – new furniture
- 40th Chester Scout Group – camping equipment
- Huntington U5s preschool – Various equipment
- St Lukes Knit n Natter Group – running costs and wool
Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “We had a great reaction to the community fund and had a real variety of causes and individuals coming forward. We’ve tried to make the funds go as far as possible to benefit as many local people as possible, of different ages and from different walks of life, and we’ve now chosen seven causes that we’d like to support. We can’t wait to see the impact the donations make to the Huntington community.”
Gill Micklethwaite who applied to the fund on behalf of the Knit ‘n’ Natter group based at St Luke’s Church said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded a grant from Redrow’s community fund. Our group brings together the elderly residents of Huntington, many of whom would otherwise remain home alone or are carers for sick/disabled family members. This group gives them companionship and support as well as the chance to unwind and enjoy other people’s company for a couple of hours a week. We will be off to buy some more wool and get busy making items for our sale in November.”
For more information on the homes available in Huntington call 01244 630 730 or go online at www.redrow.co.uk/regents or www.redrow.co.uk/earlspark. Homes at both developments are currently being sold from the sales and marketing suite at Regent’s Grange on Chester Lane.