Date published: 22/08/2016
Miller Homes pledged to raise £100k for charity this year and with just over four months left to go, it has already hit the £80k mark.
Habitat for Humanity is the housebuilder’s nominated charity for 2016 and, over the course of the year, cash is being collected for the charity’s Hope Builders campaign.
The aim is to raise enough money to build over 30 ‘Habitat Homes’ and make a real difference to those living in poverty housing.
With over three quarters of the funds raised in just eight months, the team at Miller Homes is sharing what it has learnt to help other companies raise money for their own chosen charities. (See infographic attached).
Fundraising initiatives can include everything from charity balls to sporting challenges, bake offs and volunteer trips, and the infographic highlights how much companies could expect to collect from each activity.
Chris Endsor, chief executive at Miller Homes, explains that for any business to reach a fundraising target, it has to be a real team effort.
He said: “I’m extremely impressed and genuinely proud of all the hard work that has been put into raising the tremendous sum already achieved by our team.
“It really has been key for everyone to pull together and take part in fundraising activities from pub quizzes and dress down days to big events like our Global Village Trip to Malawi. For any business to raise funds for charity they need to set themselves a target and then work towards achieving it as a team.”
The Global Village Trip, which takes place in September, is being funded entirely by Miller Homes, with each of the volunteers pledging to raise a minimum of £1,000 as part of their contribution toward the £100K fundraising target.
Chris added: “Seventeen volunteers from Miller Homes, including myself, are taking part in this once in a lifetime experience where we will be helping to build homes for families in Habitat for Humanity’s Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project.
“This is something I’ve always personally wanted to do and it will be an honour to be part of the dedicated team going to Malawi. We are all very excited to be involved and are really looking forward to helping transform the lives of the families we will be supporting.”
The award winning housebuilder is also constructing a ‘Habitat Charity House’ in the North East of England with the cost of time in labour from the build added to the company’s fundraising efforts for the charity and many contractors also providing materials free of charge.
For more information on Miller Homes and its fundraising activities visit www.millerhomes.co.uk.
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