Northampton housebuilder raises £30,000 to help children and families facing cancer

Staff from Redrow Homes in Northampton who have raised £30,000 for the Henry Allen Trust over the last 12 months hand the cheque over to Dawn Allen from the charity. Photo Credit: Matthew Power image courtesy of matthew power photography

The Northampton branch of Redrow homes has donated thousands of pounds to a local charity.

As part of an ongoing partnership with the Henry Allen Trust, a charity that supports young people battling cancer, Redrow Homes South Midlands, based in Northampton, has reached a £30,000 milestone in fundraising.

From events at Head Office to adventures further afield, Redrow has pulled out all the stops on its fundraising mission, including a Rust Bucket Rally which saw team members travel from Northampton to North Africa by car, a Question of Sport charity quiz night, and cake sales.

The fundraising efforts form part of a continued relationship between Redrow Homes South Midlands and the Henry Allen Trust. The charity has a special significance to the company after Chase, the daughter of Redrow Homes South Midlands marketing co-ordinator, Mandy Howie, bonded with Henry whilst receiving treatment for cancer before sadly, they both lost their battles with cancer.

Dawn Allen, who launched the Henry Allen Trust, said: “We are so incredibly thankful to the team at Redrow Homes South Midlands for their consistent support and amazing generosity. The tremendous amount of money they have raised will allow us to continue bringing happiness to families in honour of our beloved Henry.”

Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: ‘We are honoured to continue our support to such an exceptional charity and are delighted at the great success of the fundraising campaign.

“We are very fortunate to not only have the wonderful support of a great team here at Redrow Homes, but also generous sub-contractors and suppliers, who have helped us to meet such a fantastic milestone.”

The Henry Allen Trust provides such wonderful care for children and families facing cancer so we are committed to continuing our support over the coming year.”

The Henry Allen Trust endeavours to make life easier for those struggling with childhood cancer, granting wishes that allow families to create special memories, as well as providing emotional support, advice and financial help to families and friends of those affected.