Homes builder constructs link with Peterborough charity

PARCAs Jane McIntyre, centre, with Joanne White and Anthony Richardson of David Wilson Homes.
PARCAs Jane McIntyre, centre, with Joanne White and Anthony Richardson of David Wilson Homes.
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A housing developer has teamed up with a Peterborough-based charity to help disadvantaged people in the area.

David Wilson Homes’ South Midlands division, along with its suppliers, is providing tools and materials to help the charity PARCA - the Promoting African Refugee City Association, of Northfield Road.

These tools and materials will help people looking for work to gain experience to put on their CVs and get back into the routine of working.

Jane McIntyre, PARCA administrator

The tools will be used by people looking to get back into work to gain experience in woodwork by creating garden furniture, bird baths and wooden planters.

These creations will then be used to brighten up the gardens of elderly, disabled and disadvantaged people in Peterborough.

David Wilson Homes has secured donations from its suppliers Travis Perkins, Sitemaster Supplies, Avon Timber, Ian Firth, Olney Civils, Keyline and Greenham’s, and donated £1,000 worth of tools and materials.

Jane McIntyre, PARCA administrator, said: “We’re grateful to the companies involved. These tools and materials will help people looking for work to gain experience to put on their CVs and get back into the routine of working.”

“Not only that, but the garden furniture made as a result will put a smile on the faces of people in need across Peterborough.”

Among the donations are wheelbarrows, garden tools, drills, screwdrivers, nails, a water butt, a compost bin, saws, hammers and more, which were delivered directly to the charity by Avon Timber and are already being put to good use.

Chris Hatfield, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We were pleased to be asked to provide our support for PARCA and were thrilled that so many of our suppliers also agreed to back this worthy cause by donating tools and materials.

“As a homebuilder we pride ourselves in being able to truly get behind the communities in and around our developments and endeavour to support local organisations and charities as often as we can.”

David Wilson Homes is to build a range of homes at a new development called Buttercross Park, in Whittlesey.

The development will be at Snowley Park with a selection of three, four and five-bedroom homes.