8th August 2019

Making a positive difference 

Proud to support community champions 

Each year Housing Plus Group makes a number of donations to great causes. 

Community fun 

We were pleased to support one of our own residents, Sara who organised a community fun day near to where she lives, in Featherstone. Sara was raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research. “It’s a charity that is close to my heart, having lost my mother and a close friend to the disease,” she told us.  

Housing Plus Group helped ensure the success of Sara’s event by contributing a shopping voucher raffle prize. The voucher was won by Brian Clayton. Brian was providing food for the event and when he learned that he was a raffle winner, he made a generous cash donation topping-up the appeal.  

Sara’s fun day raised a fantastic £600 for the cancer charity. “I hope my mum and my friend Andrea would have been proud of me. I was amazed at all the support we had and it was lovely to see the community come together.” 

Volunteer awards 

The Group also backed the Volunteer Celebration Awards. We know that many of our customers help out in their communities and Care Plus provides lots of opportunities for people to offer their skills, time or friendship in retirement living communities. So we were very pleased to sponsor a special award for those working with older people. 

The Care Plus sponsored award was won by the Coven Forget-Me-Not Club, an organisation run by volunteers, which arranges meals, coach trips, speakers and activities for older people who might otherwise become isolated at home.  

And because we know how much pride so many of our customers take in their neighbourhoods, we have also been proud to support the hotly-contested Best Kept Village Awards.  

Individuals as well as organisations can apply for sponsorship from our community fund. You can download an application form here for SSHA, and here for Severnside.

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