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Mucking in to help homeless

STAFF David Wilson Homes South Midlands put on their overalls and wellies to help at a local allotment in aid of a great cause.

Across two consecutive days, 26 members of staff from David Wilson Homes South Midlands helped Northampton Hope Centre continue their great work towards society.

Joe Cummings, Gardener at the Northampton Hope Centre allotments, said: “The aim of the Hope Gardening Project is to provide a healthy diet for those on the cusp of poverty and the disadvantaged of Northampton.

“We couldn’t achieve it without the help of corporate groups like these wonderful volunteers from David Wilson Homes. They have done some terrific work and we really appreciate their support.”

Northampton Hope Centre is a charity that tackles poverty and homelessness. Their work helps people experiencing the most acute problems of disadvantage, exclusion and marginalisation.

As well as giving practical support, they focus on helping people to help themselves, providing support and services that will enable individuals to take back control of their own lives, and campaign with them against the causes of their disadvantage.

The Hope Gardening Project is a part of the charity that helps provide organic, healthy produce to the food centres. Located on a previously derelict local allotment, it has been reclaimed to grow the food that will feed the homeless and others in poverty.

With recycled garden tools, the staff members at David Wilson Homes helped to water, plant, compost and rake the allotments that will help to feed those in need.

John Dillon, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “It was great to volunteer with my colleagues at Northampton Hope Centre’s allotments last week, we had a wonderful time.

“The Northampton Hope Centre works on trying to help people help themselves out of homelessness and poverty by providing services and training and also quality nutritional food via their kitchens and food club.

“As house builders we pride ourselves on providing quality homes for people and their families to live in; but sadly, for some in our community they either have no place to call home or live close to poverty.

“We felt really strongly about being able to help those less fortunate and give something back to the communities in which we live and operate.”

David Wilson Homes is committed to creating a positive legacy not only in the quality of the homes and developments that they build but also with their work with charities and good cases throughout the UK.

For more information about any David Wilson Homes developments in the Northamptonshire area, visit the website www.dwh.co.uk or call 033 3355 8486.

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