Redrow team paddle down the Wye in aid of local charity

Events | South West

Redrow Homes South West picked up their paddles earlier this month to take on a mammoth kayaking challenge, all in the name of charity.

The two-day expedition saw team members kayak in pairs 21 miles along the idyllic River Wye, setting off from Ross-on-Wye on Saturday 7 July and ending in Redbrook the next day.

The Redrow team has raised over £3,000 for their chosen charity We Hear You (WHY), which provides free, professional and one-to-one emotional support to patients, families, friends and carers who have been touched by cancer or another life-threatening condition.

WHY covers the area of Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire and provides a safe space for those affected to receive much needed counselling services.

Redrow’s donation will help the charity by enabling the provision of a safe space for people to say the unsayable and ask the unanswerable at a time when they need help the most.

Gemma Wilkes, fundraising and communications manager at We Hear You, said: “We Hear You provides counselling to children and adults affected by cancer in the local area. We rely entirely on the support of trusts, grants and the local community to sustain and develop our services.

“The kayaking challenge undertaken by Redrow Homes South West was an amazing way for them to support We Hear You, by taking on a team challenge to raise funds they will enable us to provide a service to local families when they need us most. From all of us at We Hear You, thank you Redrow Homes South West for working with us to make a difference.”

Hannah Pollard, sales director at Redrow Homes South West, said: “The money raised by the Redrow team will undoubtedly make a huge difference to the lives of those people affected by cancer and other life-threatening conditions who use WHY’s counselling services.

“At Redrow we are committed to supporting the community in the places that we build houses, and we feel very proud to have donated to such a worthwhile organisation that aids people right on our doorstep.”

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