City charity benefits from ‘dress down’ Friday

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Employees at David Wilson Homes South Midlands have raised £1,000 for a local children’s charity by dressing down for work.

Every Friday employees at the homebuilder’s head office in Northampton donate a pound to have a ‘dress down’ day.

Once the target of £1,000 is reached the money is donated to a local charity, in recognition of the homebuilder’s support for the local community.

The most recent donation has been given to Milton Keynes-based charity, Harry’s Rainbow.

Harry’s Rainbow was set up in 2011 by Odette Mould in memory of her son Harry, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of five.

It aims to provide much-needed support for children, young people and families who have been bereaved through the loss of a close relative.

Odette said: “The work we do at the charity is very close to our hearts and we really appreciate the generous donation from David Wilson Homes.

“It is great to see that local causes have the support of large companies such as this.”

Chris Hatfield, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “I am really pleased that we have been able to contribute in some way towards the great work which is being done for bereaved children by Harry’s Rainbow.

“As well as building new homes we want to help provide for the community and local people, which is why supporting charities and good causes like this is so important to us.”

David Wilson Homes has been building quality properties in the Midlands for the past 50 years.

A well-established homebuilder, the company prides itself on creating exceptional homes in the finest locations and recently achieved the maximum five star rating run by the House Builder Federation.