Housing developer closing in on fundraising target

Sales Adviser Brenda Frayne and site manager John Harrison at Miller Homes.
Sales Adviser Brenda Frayne and site manager John Harrison at Miller Homes.

Housing developer Miller Homes has passed the halfway total of raising £100,000 for charity.

The company has so far raised more than £73,000 for international development charity Habitat for Humanity through holding a variety of fundraising activities.

A significant contribution is expected to come from the Portland Wynd development in Blyth through the cost of time in labour.

Two staff will be joining 14 colleagues on Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Trip to Malawi in September.

In addition, employees have taken part in a quiz night, a golf day, and a staff BBQ, as well as preparing to host a charity ball on October 28.

Patrick Arkle, operations director at Miller Homes North East, said: “There is a lot of activity going on across the company to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, and it’s no different here in the north east.

“We are underway with the build of the Habitat charity house and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our contractors and would like to thank them for their support, which will hugely impact the region’s contribution to the company’s overall fundraising efforts for the charity.”

Chris Endsor, chief executive of Miller Homes, said: “I am delighted to see how our team has pulled together to raise well over half of the amount we pledged for Habitat for Humanity as we pass the half way mark in our year-long fundraising campaign.

“Everyone has really pulled together for this fantastic charity and I believe our efforts and contributions will make a massive difference to those living in poverty housing.”

Manuela Campbell, head of volunteering and supporter services at Habitat for Humanity GB, said: “We have been very impressed by the support and commitment from Miller Homes to help end poverty housing across the world.

“We are immensely grateful for this support and delighted to see what has already been achieved this year, as well as what is planned for the second half of the year.”