Amherst Homes are proud of our contribution to the community. We have been involved with local causes and projects whenever possible for a number of years, and are always on the lookout for other ways to help.
Supporting Local Communities
We are the official sponsors of Saffron Walden Football Club and are proud to be one of Saffron Walden Carnival’s 8 Day Weekend Partners each year. We have also supported Saffron Walden Golf Club scratch and junior teams and played in charity matches to help raise funds. Uttlesford Foodbank is a local charity that does amazing work in our local community, never more so than during Covid-19 and we endeavour to support them where we can throughout the year.
Passionate & Supportive
Although 2020 has proved to be a strange and difficult year we have still been able to support the local community.
In January our team enjoyed a tour round our new development Redbank in Newport with a group of interested Sixth Form Students from local school, Joyce Frankland Academy. The students met and chatted about careers in property development and construction with our Chief Operating Officer, Scott McArthur, Sales Director Keri Wells and members of our on-site team and sub-contractors. We hope the opportunity gave them an insight into the development/construction industry and food for thought for their future careers!
Back in 2019 we decided to support our local Uttlesford Foodbank at Christmas and were overwhelmed by the response not just from our staff but from our sub-contractors and suppliers who supported our appeal with lots of fantastic food donations. Therefore, we are delighted to have been able to continue the relationship with Uttlesford Foodbank in 2020 by making a donation this Autumn. The charity do an amazing job feeding those in need locally and really do help make a difference, never more so that during this pandemic.
During December 2020 rather than send out Christmas cards and gifts we decided to donate to Jimmy’s Cambridge a fantastic local charity that supports the homeless and rough sleepers in Cambridge. They work tirelessly 24/7, 365 days a year to give people somewhere to sleep and a roof over their heads.
Other local charitable involvements of recent years have included donations to Teens Unite, sponsoring Accuro’s Summer Jazz Picnic at Bridge End Gardens, where funds provided services to vulnerable children and adults, the Support for Sight’s 25th anniversary gala dinner and our continued support for Fairy Croft House, an amazing local community arts and media centre.
Other worthy causes in the UK and further afield which we’re equally passionate and supportive of are: The Children’s Society, Children with Cancer UK, Blue Smile, Keech Hospice and Chidobe Village Primary School in Zimbabwe.