Homebuilder Miller Homes has raised over £500,000 for charity Habitat for Humanity Great Britain in the past three years.
The money was raised for Global Village, which has seen Miller Homes teams help to build 10 ‘Habitat homes’ for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi over the course of three trips.
The money was raised through teams of volunteers from Miller Homes’ staff and members of its supply chain.
Chris Endsor, chief executive of Miller Homes, said: “Habitat for Humanity has close links to our industry and is a very special cause for everyone at Miller Homes.
“It’s a fantastic charity which undertakes some truly incredible work improving the lives of so many of the world’s most poverty-stricken people by providing them with a safe place to call home.
“Both myself and our volunteers are lucky enough to have witnessed first-hand how the security of a home is life-changing and gives those we have helped hope for a better future.
“I’m very proud of each and every member of the Miller Homes team and our wider supplier network for all their efforts in supporting Habitat for Humanity. Through their hard work and determination, they have helped to make a real difference to so many people in need.”
During the Global Village Trips, which were organised by Habitat for Humanity, as well as physically constructing the homes, the volunteers immersed themselves in the local culture, engaging with the community and working alongside the families and children who would be occupying the much-needed ‘Habitat homes’.
In addition to their activity in Malawi, Miller Homes staff in all its locations across the UK have taken part in a series of fundraising events including sponsored marathons, bike-a-thons, charity balls, quiz nights, golf days and bake sales in a bid to help raise important funds.
Habitat for Humanity works with established partners across more than 70 countries worldwide, providing support to some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building homes and communities.
Tum Kazunga, chief executive of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, said: “We recognise that home is the cornerstone of hope for those living in poverty and we’re so grateful for the support of Miller Homes and its teams over the past three years.
“Their commitment to the cause has proven their dedication to ending poverty housing around the globe – something which we believe is so important.
“Their fundraising efforts and hard work really have helped to lay the foundations for many people and families in need to build a better life.”
Over the course of the coming year, teams from Miller Homes will also be conducting more fundraising activities including the 2020 London Marathon and various other sponsored sporting events.