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Housing firms bring home Christmas joy to needy

One of the UK’s biggest estate agents is putting its muscle behind the support of worthy local causes in its ’12 Days of Christmas’ charity donation campaign.

Sequence (UK) Limited, a national network of over 320 estate agent offices operating under 12 different trading names, has partnered with a number of its housing development clients across the UK to create 12 individual Christmas donation drives for local causes.

The 12 separate donations have been taking place on 12 days this month, benefiting causes such as food banks, underprivileged children and homeless people.

Companies taking part include Derby’s Hodgkinson Homes - currently developing its Rosarium Heights scheme in Ashbourne - which is donating toys and gifts to Derby City Mission.

Leicestershire developer Tony Morris Homes is donating £500 to When You Wish Upon a Star, a charity that makes dreams come true for sick children, which will pay for a family to enjoy an Anglo Welsh narrowboat holiday.

And Peter James Homes, which is currently developing its Riverside apartment complex in West Bridgford, Nottingham, and the 148-home Woodlands Heights scheme in Bullbridge, near Ambergate, Derbyshire, is donating gifts to Gem radio’s annual Mission Christmas campaign.

Sequence, whose stable of estate agents includes William H Brown and Bagshaws Residential, has organised its own fund-raising Christmas Jumper Day as well as donating to East Midlands orphan charity Forget-Me-Notts.

Louise Hutchinson, new homes sales and marketing executive for William H Brown, in Nottingham, said: “Our overriding mission as estate agents and developers is to make people’s dreams come true. We try to do this every day.

“But as the cost of living crisis continues to squeeze each and every one of us, it is critical that we put our efforts into supporting those who are even more vulnerable or less privileged than the rest of us.

“This is why we have put our heads together with some of the developers we work with on a daily basis to come up with these donation ideas. We hope that we can jointly provide some real help for those in need, and maybe even sprinkle a little joy at this important time of year.”

She added: “We’re so grateful to all of the partners organisations that have agreed to take part in our festive charity campaign.”

Other special causes being supported through the ’12 Days of Christmas Donations’ include: Belper Food Bank, Derbyshire; Wisbech Food Bank, Cambridgeshire; Newark Food Bank, Nottinghamshire; National Literacy Trust; Nottinghamshire Hospice; and Broxtowe Children’s Centre.

Companies joining Sequence in its Christmas donation campaign include Derby-based J&K Developments; Nottinghamshire construction firm Mortec; Nottingham-based sustainable developer Blueprint; Flittermere Developments, of Wisbech; housebuilder Countryside, which is currently developing the 300-home Fletton Folly scheme in Great Haddon, near Peterborough; Birmingham-based Elevate Property Group; and Peterborough developer Housed.

Speaking on behalf of the developers, MaryClaire Morgan, sales manager at Nottingham-based Peter James Homes, said: “The 12 Days of Christmas campaign is a wonderful way to support worthy causes, and we are delighted to be involved.

“By combining our forces and resources as a nationwide team with the help of Sequence, we have a great opportunity to make a real difference to many people in need during this important time of year.”