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Image for Stafford housebuilding team tackle Snowdon challenge to raise funds for Millie

Hardy housebuilding colleagues are preparing to climb Snowdon in aid of a girl in Stoke-on-Trent who is recovering from life-changing surgery.

Millie Emery, 8, has spastic quadriplegia, which affects her limbs, and Bovis Homes staff will contribute towards physiotherapy after expensive specialist surgery to improve her movement, by trekking up Wales’ highest mountain.

Workers from the housebuilder’s Mercia region, based in Stafford, have been preparing for the May feat and are hoping to raise thousands of pounds after Millie’s operation, which should allow her to sit and move without help, and hopefully walk with a... more

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Image for Teignmouth’s own Bear Grylls tackles Saharan charity trek to boost Bliss

An adventurer from Teignmouth, who works at a national housebuilder based in Exeter, hopes Bear Grylls’ tips will come to his aid as he treks the Sahara to raise money for the charity that helped his brother.

James Phillips, land manager at Bovis Homes, is embarking on an eight-day hike of the Moroccan Sahara, to collect donations for Bliss, which looks after the families of premature and sick babies.

James’ brother Noah was born almost two months early and weighed 3lbs at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Now two-years-old, he has inspired James, who has prepared by studying Bear Grylls’ TV programmes, to take o... more

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Image for Sussex sales manager leads housebuilder’s fund-raising effort in memory of son Jack

A Haywards Heath couple, who lost their unborn child, are campaigning to raise money for a ‘wonderful’ Sussex-based charity that supports bereaved families.

Stuart Brooks who is an area sales manager at Bovis Homes, became aware of Oscar’s Wish Foundation after the loss of his son Jack last October, 20 weeks into his wife Samantha’s pregnancy.

Now, following support from colleagues at his employer’s South East region, Stuart and Samantha have been able to contact Gemma Kybert, founder of the charity, and hand over a donation of £500 to help their work. Gemma’s own baby, Oscar Jensen, passed away just over... more

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Image for Local housebuilder supports healthcare charity with show home photoshoot

A local housebuilder was happy to help when a charity went searching for a suitable venue for a photoshoot to support its online shop.

Bovis Homes welcomed representatives from Sue Ryder to its Glassthorpe Grange location in Flore for a special photoshoot in its Ascot show home. The charity used the five-bedroom property to display a range of its products which are sold through its online shop.

Amy Cooksey, e-commerce manager at Sue Ryder, said: “We are extremely grateful for the very generous offer of the use of this gorgeous new-build Bovis Home for our seasonal lifestyle photoshoot. Having a location like this to style our lifestyle shots for the online shop will help raise much-needed funds so we can provide more care f... more

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Image for Bovis Homes bring county businesses together to raise thousands for Chamwell Centre

Gloucestershire businesses gathered together and raised £14,792 in one night for the Chamwell Centre charity, helping the special needs fund-raising project a step closer to its £5 million target.

Bovis Homes, which has its Western office based in Bishop’s Cleeve, brought together many of its contractors at Cheltenham Ladies College for a special charity ball to celebrate their partnerships and to raise funds.

“We were delighted to bring together our partners from across Gloucestershire and further afield for this great cause,” says Bovis Homes’ Western managing director, Supriya Ray. “We work with a range of local organisations, from small businesses to larger companies, and have been building relationships with many of them over a number of years. It was a pleasure to welcome them ... more

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Image for Hospice volunteers and staff celebrate £2,400 donation from Gloucestershire housebuilder

Volunteers and staff at a Gloucestershire hospice for people with life-limiting conditions are celebrating a donation of more than £2,000 from a county housebuilder.

Colleagues from Bovis Homes presented a cheque for £2,400 to Cheltenham-based Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which will be used to improve the lives of families being cared for by the charity.

The housebuilder team were given a tour of the grounds at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court by Alysia Cameron-Price, community fundraising manager, who highlighted how the funds would contribute to the lives of those with conditions such as cancer, heart failure a... more

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Image for Sales centres supporting local foodbanks

Our Mercia region is collecting food and toiletries for local foodbanks this winter at three of its sales centres

If you would like to make a donation, the below sales centres will be acting as food collection points:

Roman Heights, Lichfield - Deadline to bring in food: 7th December (More information)... more

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Image for Bovis Homes staff raise funds for local hospice that supports colleague's son

After learning first-hand about the good work taking place at Naomi House and Jacksplace, staff at Bovis Homes have been raising funds for the charity – and have now donated over £6,000.

Selecting the Winchester-based hospice as its charity of the year, staff at the housebuilder’s Southern Counties region have been raising money through a variety of initiatives and have just handed over a cheque for £2,500, which was raised during their latest activities.

“We are delighted to hand over another cheque to Naomi House and Jacksplace and its great that staff have been so supportive. It is particularly meaningful as the charity supports the family of one of our colleagues,” says sales director... more

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Image for Charity really does begin at home for fundraising West Sussex family

Looking to raise £2,000 as part of a project to build a house for orphans in South Africa, the Netherwood family in West Sussex found some help close to home.

Very close, in fact, and they are now well on the way to achieving their fundraising target with the support of Bovis Homes – who built the family’s own brand-new property in Littlehampton.

It was just after moving into their four-bed at Hampton Park that dad-of-two Andrei formulated his plan to make a difference to lives thousand... more

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Image for Local home builder donates Smalls for All

A local home builder has been supporting Smalls for All, a charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa.

Colleagues at Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties’ head office in Milton Keynes have been raising funds and collecting items for the charity, which has also established an education programme to help some of the poorest children in Africa.

“Underwear is such a basic item that we take for granted in this country, but in Africa there are children and women living in such poor conditions that they only have access to a single pair - or none at all.” says Elaine Taylor, sales administrator at Bovis Homes. “For us, donating a bra or some knickers is such a small action, but for people in Africa it can make a huge difference... more

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