Chair cheer for Cheltenham charities

16 December 2016

Western furniture sale

A home builder has donated over £1,800 to charity after a sale of its showhome furniture in a pre-Christmas event at AVM International Ltd in Cheltenham, with some of the items going to a local hospice.

Bovis Homes' Western office, which is based in Bishop's Cleeve, invited staff and members of the public to its ex-showhome furniture sale, helping to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cancer Research UK.

With furniture ranging from desks and drawers to tables and sofas, and home accessories including ornaments, cushions and lamps for sale, the event saw more than 100 people visit and raise a whopping £1,800, to be split between the two charities. AVM International Ltd then delivered further furniture items from the showhomes to Sue Ryder Care Hospice in Leckhampton.

Bovis Homes Site Start Sales Co-ordinator, Charles Bond, said: "We're thrilled that we were able to raise this fantastic amount for two worthy causes. Our show homes are uniquely designed, and once it they have been sold we no longer require the furniture, so this is a great opportunity to raise some extra funds for our annual charity and to finish the year on a high."

Selected by staff in January, the company has been raising funds throughout the year for the charities by dressing down on Fridays, baking and selling cakes and holding raffles.

Over the past year Bovis Homes has completed a number of developments as well as opening many more across Gloucestershire. The home builder has outlets in locations including Bishop's Cleeve, Brockworth, Cheltenham, Kemble, Fairford and Upper Rissington, where home seekers can visit showhomes to see the style and quality of the houses and find out more about buying a new home.