South Liverpool causes cash in on Redrow Community Fund

A new social club to bridge the generation gap and help fight loneliness is among the good causes in the Allerton area of Liverpool set to receive a slice of a £10,000 community fund from Redrow.

Speech and language therapy for children with additional needs, Scout hut maintenance, a school community garden project, South Liverpool food bank, a walking group for parents and toddlers and the Marie Curie Hospice are the other beneficiaries of the voluntary fund linked to the Allerton Gardens development.

Since 2016 Redrow has gifted more than £100,000 to community projects across the North West via voluntary community funds launched alongside its new homes developments. The company has also offered practical assistance and materials, including helping with renovations to community centres.

Beneficiaries of the new Allerton Fund include:

· Circus Starr
· Down Syndrome Liverpool
· Springwood Heath Primary School
· 13th Allerton (all Hallow) Scout Group
· Cornerstone Church Liverpool
· Liverpool Cares
· South Liverpool Food Bank
· Quarry Athletic FC
· Yummy Mummies and Little Bunnies
· Marie Curie Hospice

Liverpool Cares will use its share of the funding to set up a social club programme in the Allerton area, bringing young professionals and older neighbours together.

Rachael Forde, from Liverpool Cares, said:

“I was so overwhelmed when I heard our funding request was successful that I cried! Liverpool is a wonderful place, with music, laughter, personality and spirit at its core. But the city we call home is growing and changing at double speed, leaving many young professionals feeling anonymous and isolated, and many older neighbours feeling left out and left behind.

“We bring these two groups together through social clubs where younger and older neighbours share stories and explore the city together. With Redrow’s help we’ll be setting up a social club in the Allerton area, which is designed to bring people together to enjoy social time, swap stories and collaborate to learn new skills.”

The voluntary £10,000 community fund is in addition to Redrow’s statutory obligations linked to the 100-home Allerton Gardens development.

Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said:

“We introduced these voluntary funds to celebrate the spirit of the neighbourhoods we operate in and to give something back to the communities. We had a great response to the Allerton Fund and received a good mix of applications from worthy causes in the local area. With only £10,000 to share the panel had tough decisions to make and tried to distribute the funds to reach a good cross section of the community.”

Almost half of Allerton Gardens’ 33 acres will remain as green space, with 10 acres of publicly accessible parkland, plus informal footpaths and meadow grassland for informal play and enhanced biodiversity.

Homes at Allerton Gardens, on Allerton Road, are currently available “off plan”. The sales centre is open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, except for Mondays when it opens at 1pm. For more information, call 0151 391 3737 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/allerton.

Quarry Athletic Under 14s are among the beneficiaries of Redrow’s Allerton Community Fund. Redrow’s Yvonne Gaskell is pictured with the players

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