Rugby for Heroes gets £1,000 boost from housebuilder – and challenges other businesses to be equally generous.
Alan Lamb, founder and head of fundraising of Rugby for Heroes said “We are very grateful for David Wilson Homes’ donation which will help us provide support for ex-servicemen and women transitioning back to everyday life.
“We’re calling out to other businesses to match this support to help us run the next course. We’ve seen an increase in demand for our services in the last year, with more inquiries already coming in following the departure from Afghanistan.
“When the time comes for a person to leave the Armed Forces, we believe the rugby community can offer a range of support and a sense of belonging to our returning heroes that is easy for them to relate to.”
David Wilson Homes South West, which is building the nearby homes of Merlin Gate at Newent, is making the donation through its community fund, which provides monthly funding awards to local causes in the South West.
Louise Ware, sales director for David Wilson Homes’ South West division, said “We are so pleased to be able to help Rugby for Heroes with the inspiring work they do helping people leave the armed forces tackle the challenges of settling back into civilian life.
“We have quite a few residents in this area we’ve been able to help buy a home with our special armed forces discount and it seems fitting to be able to give some extra help to this community who often need help to adjust when they leave their close-knit community in the military.”
The housebuilder offers a 5% deposit contribution (up to £15,000) to all Britain’s military servicemen and women on the purchase of their new home, through their Armed Forces Deposit Contribution Scheme, read more here: www.dwh.co.uk/offers/armed-forces-deposit-contribution/
Together with its sister company Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes donate £3,000 every month to local causes in the South West as part of the company’s commitment to supporting the communities where they are building new homes.