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Lovell launches year of fundraising for Norwich homelessness charity

Lovell has launched a year of fundraising for local charity St Martins Housing Trust with a £550 donation.

The Broadland Business Park-based company has chosen St Martins – which helps homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk – as its nominated charity for 2018.

The start of the partnership saw St Martins chief executive Dr Jan Sheldon receive a donation raised by Lovell team members through events including a raffle.

Pictured right: Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler presents St Martins Housing Trust chief executive Dr Jan Sheldon with the first money raised through Lovell’s year of fundraising for the charity, watched by some of the Lovell team.

“St Martins is a true force for good, providing a wide of range of support for homeless people in the area and helping them to move forward with their lives,” says Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler. “As a homes company ourself, we fully recognise the value of the assistance which the charity gives to those who are without a home, or who may be at risk of being homeless.

“We are delighted to announce St Martins as our nominated charity for 2018 and look forward to helping them through our fundraising over the year.”

As well as operating the Bishopbridge House hostel in Norwich for rough sleepers, St Martins provides support to help people staying at the hostel move on and live independently. The charity also has a residential home (Highwater House) registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a sheltered housing complex (Webster Court), an independent living team, an outreach team and a learning and development facility (Under 1 Roof). St Martins has been helping people locally for more than 40 years.

St Martins chief executive Dr Jan Sheldon says:  “We are delighted and very grateful to be selected as Lovell’s nominated charity for 2018. The support we will receive from Lovell will change lives. It’s the perfect synergy; a home developer providing support to help homeless people to turn their lives around. We are excited about the work we will do together over the coming year.”

Partnership homes developer Lovell works with local authorities and housing associations across East Anglia to deliver new-build homes and housing-led regeneration schemes.  Projects include Firs Park in Hellesdon, Norwich, which is creating 67 open market sale and affordable homes.