What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Help for Heroes fundraising event in the Malvern Hills receives support from national housebuilder

Six colleagues from a national housebuilder will take part in the Malvern Hills Challenge on Saturday, 14th September, raising money for Help for Heroes.

The Challenge is a charity walk along the stunning Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, which Bovis Homes is sponsoring and entering. Participants can choose from a short route (9km) or a long route (18km), with both concluding in Priory Park, Great Malvern.

Bovis Homes employees entering the event include Lois Davies, Jamie Abbott, Sam Martin, Steve Andrews and Joy Young from the Western region alongside Ghulam Hussain from the housebuilder’s West ... more

Image for British Legion backed by award-winning housebuilder

A Cheshire housebuilder, who has just received a special award from the Ministry of Defence for its support of the Armed Forces, has handed over a donation to The Royal British Legion to help commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.

Elaine Cartwright, Bovis Homes regional sales and marketing director, said: “As long-time supporters of the Armed Forces, it was important for us to support this great organisation and show our respects to all those who made sacrifices for our country 80 years ago and those that continue to do so today.

“Bovis Homes has just become the first housebuilder to be awarded with the Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Gold Award - the highest award from the Ministry of Defence for supporting armed forces personnel. So, it is especially fitting for us to support The Royal... more

Image for Ship ahoy at Somerton nursery!

 Children at King Ina Church of England Academy finished their term walking the plank as they welcomed a new addition to their playground thanks to a recent donation from a local housebuilder. 

A new pirate ship has been added to the outdoor play equipment at Owlets Pre-School, which is part of the Academy, after Bovis Homes gave £395 to the Somerton nursery.

“We were delighted to support the primary school and its adjoining nursery,” says Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager. “Playing outdoors and being active is an important part of children’s development. It’s wonderful to see the kids enjoying the new pirate ship – which we’re sure will make play time even ... more

Image for Veterans chill thanks to housebuilder’s donation

An Oxfordshire military veteran support group is keeping things cool, thanks to a special donation from housebuilder Bovis Homes.

Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group, which supports ex-army veterans, reservists and their families from across the area, has been given a new fridge-freezer to help with the catering of its numerous events.

“We were delighted to support the Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group and we hope this helps to support the great work they do,” says Bovis Homes’ regional marketing manager, Paul Bennison. “We understand how important this group is for many of its members, so we were only too pleased... more

Image for New kit for Barnstaple Ability Counts FC thanks to boost from housebuilder

A Barnstaple youth football team are looking the part thanks to the support from a local housebuilder.

Players at Barnstaple Ability Counts Football Club have donned a brand-new kit after Bovis Homes donated £250 to the team.

“We were delighted to support the club,” says regional marketing manager, Faye Cooper. “The team look fantastic in their new kit – we hope it brings them lots of success on the ... more

Image for Basingstoke building buddies are tough in the mud to help raise £3,000 for local charity

A group of 12 Bovis Homes colleagues raised close to £3,000 for a local hospice by taking part in the Tough Mudder challenge in Henley-on-Thames, boosting the funds the housebuilder has already raised for the charity.

Staff at the housebuilder’s Basingstoke headquarters have been raising money for Naomi House & Jacksplace since last year and recently smashed the £10,000 mark, and thanks to this challenge have boosted fundraising even further!

“Tough Mudder was a fantastic challenge – it was spread over 10 miles, with 25 obstacles,” says regional managing director, James Dunne, who took part in the event. “We had to work together to get through many of the obstacles – it was a lot of fun and grea... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs Worcester charities with £4,500 cash boost

Three Worcester charities will receive an extra cash boost thanks to a local housebuilder and backing from the Mayor.

Bovis Homes has donated £4,500 to the charities supported by the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jabbar Riaz. The donation will benefit St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester Community Trust and the Worcester Live Charitable Trust.

“On behalf of the charities I am extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for this donation,” says Cllr Riaz. “I am confident that the funds will be gratefully received and put to good use. I am sure the charities will welcome Bovis Homes back to see the good work which has taken place thanks to ... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs industry’s mental health campaign

Bovis Homes is backing a major mental health campaign that aims to provide support for workers in the housebuilding industry.

The national housebuilder has pledged its support for the campaign, which aims to tackle the mental health issues that see more than 400 workers in the wider construction industry take their own lives each year.

The housebuilder has been leading calls to improve the welfare of staff in the sector and trains its own mental health first aiders in the business. It is now proud to be a part of this new initiative being driven by the Home Builders Federation and the Lighthouse Construction I... more

Image for Worthing baker celebrates her new-build home with giant cake for hospice

A Worthing baker delighted with her new home has cooked up her biggest project yet in aid of a local charity – her new-build house in cake form!

Libby Pearce and her partner, Nathan Long, are so happy with their three-bedroom Sheringham home at Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain location in Worthing, that she was inspired to go to work reimaging it as a tasty sweet treat.

Libby, from Worthing, has now donated her creation to nearby hospice St Barnabas House, which looks after adults with progressive life-lim... more

Image for Eggs-travaganza at Gloucester school

Easter came early for students at a Gloucestershire school as a local housebuilder donated hundreds of chocolate eggs.

Staff from Bovis Homes gave out more than 300 Easter eggs to the pupils at The Milestone School, which teaches children with special needs aged between 3 and 16, before they left for their half-term break.

“It was lovely to meet all the children and wish them a happy Easter!” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We’ve selected the Chamwell Centre, which is a special facility set to be built on the grounds of The Milestone School, as our charity of the year. This visit was a great opportunity to find out more about the benefits the centre will bring ... more

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