Lovell Homes Development, Trinity Walk in Woolwich, donated £7,500 to Help for Heroes in a cheque presentation at the development recently, recognising the area’s strong military heritage and wanting to support the charity’s important work.
The donation was raised by Lovell Homes putting aside £50 for every home purchased at Trinity Walk to date, and was collected by James Burns of Help for Heroes and Major John Eldridge from Royal Artillery Barracks.
Students from nearby Welling School presented the cheque, which was creatively illustrated by the children as large individual numbers, decorated with images inspired by the charity.
Simone Dhanjal, regional sales director at Lovell, comments: “It’s extremely rewarding to handover a gift to such a deserving charity like Help for Heroes; we started selling homes here two years ago and everyone who has bought a home from us knows they helped us in our quest to support the charity. We intend to add to this donation to support the charity as we continue to deliver our regeneration scheme.”
Trinity Walk, being delivered by partners Lovell Homes, PA Housing and the Royal Borough of Greenwich, is the first phase of a project which is transforming three ageing estates in Woolwich to create desirable yet affordable places for city living.
James Burns of Help for Heroes, comments: “Help for Heroes provides recovery and support for all those and their families who have been affected by their time serving in the British Armed Forces. We are here for wounds both visible and hidden and are driven by the belief that those who put their lives on the line for us, deserve a second chance at life for them and their families.
“Help for Heroes would like to say a huge thank you to Lovell Homes for their fundraising efforts, we really do appreciate your support. You are a shining example of being part of the Force for Good.”
Trinity Walk is part of the ongoing regeneration in Woolwich, which has already benefitted from new green areas and amenities. A further boost to the area will be the arrival of Crossrail later in 2018, which will provide quicker journeys into the centre of London. With 12 services an hour, passengers from Woolwich will be able to reach Canary Wharf in eight minutes, Liverpool Street in 14 minutes and Bond Street in just 22 minutes.