The Ruislip-based division of a national housebuilder has donated £5,000 to charity.
Bellway North London was awarded £5,000 to give to deserving causes of its choice after it raised the largest amount of all divisions on Bellway’s national charity day in June.
The division chose to donate £2,500 to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, which provides support for the two hospitals based in Chelsea and Harefield. Between them, the two sites make up the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the country and one of the biggest in Europe.
Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, which has hospices in Guildford and Hampton in London, will receive the other £2,500.
Greg Allsop, sales and marketing director at Bellway North London, said: “It gives us great pleasure to be able to hand over a cheque for £2,500 to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.
“Harefield Hospital is located just four miles from our divisional offices in Ruislip. We are well aware of the amazing and pioneering work they do there and because of its close proximity we feel a special affinity with them.
“We hope that our donation will go some small way to helping the staff at the hospital continue to provide an incredibly important service to a large number of very ill people.”
Paula Jones, sales administrator and charity coordinator at Bellway North London, said: “It is a privilege to be able to help such a wonderful hospital, one which has personally helped me and my family. My father underwent triple bypass surgery here and my daughter is a cardiology nurse specialist at the hospital – so it gives me great pleasure to be a part of this donation.
“I know from personal experience that the care and treatment the staff provide for their patients is second to none and we hope this donation goes some way in helping them to continue their great work.”
Sallinder Rai, community and events fundraising manager at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have Bellway North London supporting us in this way. It means so much to us that a local company has chosen to make a donation to our hospital which is on its doorstep.
“The donation of £2,500 went towards sponsoring the medals handed out after our annual Harefield Fun Run on September 4.
“The donation means that we could pay for the medals without having to use other monies which ensures that our fundraising income goes directly to benefit the patients that need it the most.”