Building up for charity

Miller Homes Dragon Boat Race team.
Miller Homes Dragon Boat Race team.

A company’s staff took a break from building homes to make waves in support of a children’s hospice.

A total of 15 employees at Miller Homes North East – which is currently developing in Seaton Delaval and Blyth – took part in the seventh annual Martin House Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge.

The team paddled its way to the semi-finals after coming sixth in the race and raised more than £600 for the charity, which cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses.

Karl Morton, Miller Homes North East’s associate sales director, said: “The work of Martin House Hospice, which benefits so many young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families, is truly invaluable and over the course of the year we’ll be helping to raise as much money as possible.”

“Supporting local communities is at the heart of our ethos and we are proud to be helping such a worthy organisation.”

As part of the annual challenge, 41 teams took to the waters of Roundhay Park in Leeds in 30ft brightly coloured Chinese dragon boats.