Kendrick Homes supports' The Giles Trust

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Professional cricketer Ashley Giles and his wife Stine launched The Giles’ Trust at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium on 16 October 2015 following their own personal experiences and Kendrick Homes are delighted to be able to offer support to help the charity to grow further and build on the incredible work that they have already done.

Their story started in 2006 when Ashley had to rush back from the Ashes in Australia where he had been part of the England team to be with his wife who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

After the successful removal of the tumour and further treatment they were both devastated when in 2012 they learned that two more tumours had been discovered which required immediate attention.

Under the care of Professor Cruickshank and his team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the treatment Stine received was so new that she was one of the first people in the UK to go through it.

Without the new treatment there were very few options of treatment left and after experiencing first-hand how important research and new treatments were, Stine promised herself that if everything went well and her prognosis was good that she would endeavour to raise funds to help fund additional brain tumour research in the future.

William Kendrick, Chairman at Kendrick Homes commented, “The evening that launched the charity in 2015 raised an overwhelming £35,000 and was enough to fund both The Giles’ Trust clinical research nurse for twelve months and also help Professor Cruickshank to double the number of patients taking part in brain tumour research at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

“I am delighted on behalf of everyone at Kendrick Homes to now be able to support The Giles’ Trust which is such a fantastic charity.

“We have recently donated £10,000 to help with their fantastic research, development of new drugs and treatment that Professor Cruickshank and his team are continuing to achieve in this very specialist field.“

Brain tumour research remains underfunded in comparison to other diseases and illnesses funded by the NHS even though brain tumours are now the most common malignancy and cause of death in children.

Survival rates across all ages are only marginally better now than they were 40 years ago and sadly it has not seen the same kind of medical advances that have been seen with other illnesses, for example with leukaemia and breast cancer.

 

If you would like to help the charity or learn more about what they do please click the link https://www.qehb.org/gilestrust-research

Introducing our brand new sister company, Haymarket Homes

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We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Kendrick Group, Haymarket Homes.

Established in 2016, Haymarket Homes will be building unique, exclusive new homes in some of the most sought after areas in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Max Kendrick, Director, the sixth generation of the Kendrick family will be guiding the new company.

Following in the founders' footsteps 136 years ago, Haymarket Homes will follow the same principle of quality craftsmanship which can be seen throughout the Group today.

The first development for Haymarket Homes will be located in the affluent village of Great Kingshill, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. This flagship development will be a collection of just three 4 and 5 bedroom homes set around a private driveway. They will exemplify the high quality build and specification that customers can expect to see in the future, coupled with an outstanding location with excellent local facilities at hand, highly regarded schools and easy-to-access commuter links.

For more information and to register your interest visit haymarkethomes.co.uk

Happy 30th Birthday to Primrose Hospice!

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Kendrick Homes are proud to sponsor Primrose Hospice Birthday Ball as they celebrate 30 years of free care, advice and support to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Primrose Hospice was set up in 1987 and is celebrating 30 years of service to the community this year with a ’30th Birthday Ball’ at the Holiday Inn Bromsgrove on 29 September.

We have been a supporter of the Hospice for some time and are delighted to announce our involvement at this year’s historic event as main sponsor.

We feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to offer our support to Primrose Hospice. This essential service and the support they provide is exceptional especially when you consider it relies almost solely on charitable donations to deliver their services.

We are looking forward to attending the sell out celebration event later this month and wish them every success for the next 30 years and beyond.

Initially the Hospice was setup to provide a community-based palliative day care service for people with cancer, and the remit was to support adults over the age of 18, living at home with life-limiting illnesses.

Over the past 30 years the services offered by the Hospice have developed as local needs have been identified and the Hospice prides itself on responding dynamically to these local factors and needs.

Helen Briscoe, Chief Executive of Primrose Hospice commented, “We cannot thank the team at Kendrick Homes enough for their continued support, and in particular their very generous donation in respect of our 30th Birthday Ball - we really do appreciate it.

“Here at the Hospice we are currently caring for patients with a wide range of conditions including Cancer, Motor Neurone disease, Cardio-Vascular disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease – and we are also increasingly supporting people with multiple conditions including Dementia. 

“The Hospice continues to serve a diverse population of 178,000 people in the districts of Redditch and Bromsgrove in North East Worcestershire and all of our specialist palliative care and family support services continue to be provided free of charge.  We have to raise £1.75m to keep the Hospice open each year and we are very grateful to all of our supporters especially Kendrick Homes.”

For more information about Primrose Hospice visit www.primrosehospice.org or telephone 01527 871051.