Having recently opened two stylish show homes at its stunning development on Dickens Lane in Poynton, Bellway was keen to give back to the community and lend its support to a local charity.
The housebuilder donated £200 to Open Hands, an active community project in Poynton for over 35 years.
Based at Poynton Methodist Church, just a short distance from Bellway’s Copperfields development, Open Hands is a not-for-profit registered charity. They arrange transport for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents of Poynton, taking them to medical appointments at hospital, to see the dentist or doctor, or to simply visit loved ones, when public transport is not an option.
This helpful and friendly service relies solely on volunteers to drive, but to also answer the phone in the office and assist at the regular coffee mornings that take place at the Methodist Church three times a week.
Adelle Johnson, from Open Hands, comments: “We were delighted to hear from Bellway and are grateful for their donation. We have a team of volunteers who all help out because they care, but we do need monetary donations to keep the service going, so to receive £200 from a local housebuilder is great. We use all donations and money raised through fundraising to pay for our drivers’ expenses and cover administrative charges.”
Hollie Reynolds, Sales Director at Bellway Manchester, adds: “The community spirit in Poynton is superb and Open Hands was suggested by a member of the Bellway team as a great local charity to support. The service they offer is vital for those who cannot, for various reasons, use public transport, and we were thrilled to make a small donation to help out.
“As a company we understand the importance of giving back to the local community and having recently worked with a Poynton-based business on the opening of our show homes it was time to pick a local charity to support; Open Hands was the perfect choice.”
For further information on Open Hands, please visit www.open-hands.org.uk.