Animal charity benefits from housebuilder’s donation

Animal charity benefits from housebuilder’s donation

Staff working for a local housebuilder have joined together to help support animal charities across the East Midlands – including one in Leicester.

The team at Bellway East Midlands, which is building new homes at The Paddocks, off Hunts Lane in Desford, set up a collection point for animal food to be donated at its head office in Meridian Business Park in Leicester.

A proportion of the food was donated to Leicester Animal Aid, based at Elmwood Farm on Forest Road, which works to rehome cats and dogs in Leicestershire.

In all, the housebuilder has supported seven different animal charities across the East Midlands.

Helen Wilber, Fundraising Manager at Leicester Animal Aid, said:

“We were delighted to receive this donation from Bellway. It’s always nice when local companies surprise us like this. The donation will be very well received by our cats and dogs who are looking for their forever families.”

Carolyne Watkinson, Sales Director for Bellway East Midlands, said:

“We are extremely proud of how our staff have clubbed together to support this worthy cause – they are clearly real animal lovers! We are committed to helping different charities within the areas in which we build new homes, so we set up a collection point to encourage staff to donate animal food and we were so pleased with the response.”

She added:

“Leicester Animal Aid is a fantastic charity and is making a big difference to the lives of so many animals, so we are really happy to be able to offer them support.”

Every year, Leicester Animal Aid cares for over 400 cats and dogs who are lost, abandoned, neglected, unwanted or relinquished.

Leicester Animal Aid is also hosting a dog show at the Badgers Sett pub in Cropston, on Saturday, July 13, and locals are invited to head down for a day of family fun.

For more information on how you can donate to Leicester Animal Aid, please visit

Bellway are building new homes at Steeple Chase in Frisby on the Wreake and Goodridge in Scraptoft.

For more information on the new homes available, please visit

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