Our Construction Baron continues his tour of local schools and organisations, by visiting the patients and guests at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.
Veronica Brien, Head of Fundraising & Marketing at St Barnabas said, “Our relationship with Chestnut Homes stems back over many years following the generous support given from a wide range of fundraising activity.
“When asked if we would like to host the very colourful Construction Baron, we were absolutely delighted.
“Having him in our reception for all to see over the coming weeks we know he will be admired by all and he will certainly be a talking point!”
Chestnut Homes donated a 42” Full HD TV for the Welton & District Patients and Doctors Association raffle, which took place at their Autumn Fayre on Saturday 22nd October.
The raffle raised a total of £1421, which has seen an increase of £243 from last year’s event.
The total amount raised at the Autumn Fayre was £2486 – an all-time record.
David Newton, Managing Director at Chestnut Homes said, ‘We’re delighted to see the total amount raised at this year’s event, and are very pleased to have helped contribute towards this.
‘I hope that the funds will ensure the continuation the WDPDA’s good work at the Welton Family Health Centre.’
The Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2016, will see sportspeople, volunteers, coaches and clubs from across the whole county come together to honour those who have accomplished fantastic sporting achievements over the past year.
Last year over 340 guests celebrated Lincolnshire’s year of sporting success at the annual event, organised by Lincolnshire Sport, to recognise those involved in sport and physical activity from across the county.
We're delighted to support this year's event by sponsoring the Young Sportsman of the Year award, which recognises upcoming sporting talent in Lincolnshire.
Children will be able to play safely in a play area in Langworth after the installation of a new fence.
Langworth Parish Council appealed to local businesses to help fund the replacement of the old fencing at the play area, off Station Road.
And we were pleased to help, donating £2,739 to cover the cost of buying and installing the fence.
Maxine Soroka, Clerk for Langworth Parish Council, said: “The old fence was becoming very dangerous for young children – there were sharp edges and a lot of holes in the fence leading to the main road.
“We’ve just had the new fence installed and we’ve already received lots of positive comments from parents, who are pleased to see it replaced. It’s really improved the play area, it looks tidier and it’s much safer.
We’re very happy to announce that we will be sponsoring a Knight at next year’s trail in Lincoln – and we hope to make him a Knight to remember!
The trail, which has been organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG), will comprise 35 decorated Knight statues, which will be put in place around Lincoln from May to September 2017.
Chestnut Homes will sponsor one of the Knights following the success of sponsoring the Construction Baron in the 2015 Barons’ Charter Trail.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “It was wonderful to be a part of the Barons’ Charter Trail, which really captured the imagination of people in Lincoln – both locals and visitors – so we jumped at the chance to support the Knights’ Trail.
A team of staff from Chestnut Homes got on their bikes to ride a route across Lincolnshire, raising cash for three charities.
A team of employees from the housebuilder tackled the Castle to Coast to Castle (C2C2C) cycle ride, a 100-mile event which runs from Lincoln Castle across the county.
The route heads out of Lincoln and across the Wolds, to the coast at Anderby Creek and down to Chapel St Leonards, before heading back again.
Chestnut Homes’ Land and Development Director Neil Kempster said: “We had a great day taking part in the C2C2C, which we all found to be a gruelling but worthwhile challenge.
“We are pleased to have raised some money for the C2C2C’s three named charities – the MS Society, St Barnabas Hospice and Cyclists Fighting Cancer – which are all very deserving causes.
“We’re all proud to have taken part, and of the team’s combined efforts.”
Chestnut Homes is one of several Lincolnshire companies which entered teams into the C2C2C.
The housebuilder, which is based in Langworth, near Lincoln, often carries out fundraising for charity, and has been a supporter of St Barnabas Hospice for several years.
The C2C2C charity bike ride was established in 2011 as a way to encourage more people to get cycling. The event has since grown in size and stature, and the 2016 ride was completely sold out.
All money raised during the C2C2C for the three charities will be spent in Lincolnshire.
For more information on the C2C2C, visit www.c2c2c.co.uk
Our Baron, one of the 25 which lined the streets of Lincoln for the Baron’s Charter Trail last year has visited a primary school and a legal firm over the past couple of months.
The Construction Baron visited Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School in Dunholme before the school holidays, before moving on to Chattertons Solicitors’ headquarters in Lincoln city centre.
The visit to Dunholme St Chad’s and Chattertons marks the latest stops on the Construction Baron’s recent tour of the area – the figure was previously loaned to the Best Western Plus Hotel & Spa on Newark Road, South Hykeham.
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Chestnut Homes has pledged a total of £30,000 to the Spirit of Scothern group, which is looking at options on how to update and revitalise the nearly 60-year-old venue.
The group has been working with University of Lincoln design students and consulting with the residents of Scothern about how best to proceed.
Langworth-based Chestnut Homes, which is building homes at The Grange in Scothern, has contributed £10,000 to the project up front and pledged to make two further payments of £10,000 to support the initiative.
Chestnut Homes started work earlier this year at The Grange, off Heath Road in Scothern.
Chestnut Homes are supporting the Market Rasen Open Gardens & Summer Market this Saturday 2nd August - and you're invited! Organised by the local Rotary Club, the event aims to raise money for the local community. As well as fantastic gardens be opened to the public, there will be a wide selection of stalls in the Market Place.
Come and visit the Chestnut Homes' stall and then take a stroll to the sales information centre on Willingham Road, where you can take a look around our stunning showhome, enjoy a glass of wine and enter a raflle to win a superb selection of gardening goodies!
The sales information centre and showhome is open daily from 10.30 - 5.30, and can be found on Willingham Road.
Chestnut Homes are proud to be sponsoring the big event that is taking place in Boston this weekend - BOSTON FLOODAID.
Boston Flood Aid was initially set up after the floods of December the 5th in Boston, Lincolnshire, with the aim of raising as much money as possible to go towards all the flood victims. It was a devastating time for many people in the town and it is hoped that this local event will go some way to helping all those people affected.
Flood Aid: Music is to be held on Saturday 26th July from 10am - 11pm in Central Park, Boston, with a great line up of local talent performing throughout the day. Flood Aid: Family then takes place on Sunday 27th July, from 10am - 4pm with loads of things going on for the family, such as bouncy castle, face painting, graffiti boards and much more!!
So, for a great day out get yourself down to Central Park in Boston this weekend!
'Team Chestnut' are bravely partaking in the Lincoln C2C2C Cycle challenge today from Lincoln to Skegness and back again! It's all in aid of charity, so we're right behind you...well.. from the comfort of our office chairs!! So good luck to Marc and Vince - you brave people!!!!
The two charities that will benefit from today's efforts are:
Cyclists Fighting Cancer: gives bikes, adapted trikes and tandems to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer, something as simple as a bike makes a remarkable difference to their daily lives and brings back smiles
Different Strokes: a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors. The services and the number of stroke survivors benefiting from them have grown dramatically since the charity formed in 1996, it is run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.