07 / 02 / 2023

Leading partnerships developer Lovell has helped keep the vulnerable warm this winter by donating woolly hats, gloves, socks and scarves to St Andrews Church in Lliswerry, Newport, for them to give to the vulnerable members of the community.

St Andrews Lliswerry is the hub of the community for many people that live there, with the Vicars playing a central role in the lives of many. Having identified approximately 30 members of the local community that the vicars were particularly concerned about this winter during the current cost of living crisis, Lovell donated winter warmer care packages to the church for them to distribute to those most in need.

Rev Linda, Vicar and focal minister of St Andrews Church said: “As soon as we heard the news of the price increase for energy, we knew there would be a need for help.

“The donations from Lovell enable us to help with more than a welcome, a drink and something to eat. In fact, it completes what we are called to do. It's proof that together we can do so much more than we can alone.

“While we are able, we will continue to help as and where we can and with the help of the community volunteers, we hope to make the hub a regular occurrence.”

Gemma Clissett, regional partnerships director at Lovell, said: “We couldn’t be happier about being able to help the people of Lliswerry during this cost of living crisis. We hope that our donation has been able to do some good for those most at risk in the area, and cannot thank the people of St Andrews enough for tirelessly working to support their community.”

The donation comes as Lovell is building new homes nearby, at its Locke Gardens development in Newport. Locke Gardens offers a collection of 500 new homes, including a range of 285 two, three and four-bedroom open market sale homes, along with 80 affordable homes and 135 shared ownership homes delivered in partnership with Pobl.

Locke Gardens is part of Glan Llyn – a residential-led development being delivered by St Modwen. The £1 billion regeneration project is transforming the 600-acre brownfield site and creating a major new vibrant community for South Wales, with a total of 4,000 new homes being delivered alongside community infrastructure and green, open space.

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