RFH course at Brockworth RFC

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.