A team from Miller Homes North West will be pitting their wits against other regions and companies from the housebuilding, construction and property sector when they take on Habitat for Humanity GB’s Hope Challenge. David Bowden, Samuel Warren and Harry Ellis from the North West offices in Newton-Le-Willows must fundraise, build a shelter, complete a trek around the Hope Valley solving problems along the way – with points awarded for each activity.
The fundraising event to support the vital work of global housing charity, Habitat for Humanity, takes place on the weekend of 28-30 June in the Peak District in Derbyshire The team with the most points at the end of the challenge will be crowned Hope Champions and secure their place on a trip overseas to help build a Habitat home.
This is the second time the company has taken part in the Hope Challenge in support of its corporate charity partner, Habitat for Humanity GB, which works to help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by giving hope to some of the most vulnerable people in the world. This not only includes providing them with a safe, decent place to call home but creating thriving communities which they can become part of.
The team – named ‘Best of Luck’ – has to raise £3,000 to participate in the challenge with fundraising well under way. They also have to supply materials and construct their own shelter where they will sleep for the two nights of the challenge.
Since 2016, Miller Homes has raised over £300,000 for Habitat for Humanity and built seven Habitat Homes in Malawi, with another trip involving its suppliers taking place in June.
Ian Smith, Managing Director of Miller Homes in the North West, said: “We are extremely proud of our association with Habitat for Humanity and the commitment of our teams to support their fantastic work never ceases to amaze me. They are keen to get involved and determined to make a difference.”