The three Directors at fifth generation Midlands’s house builder Kendrick Homes Limited are once again this year supporting several charities with financial donations.
Sporting Bears Motor Club
William Kendrick, Chairman at Kendrick Homes has chosen the Sporting Bears Motor Club a dedicated group of classic car and sports car enthusiasts with the primary aim of raising money for children's charities through their own social and touring events, and to support other charitable events.
William commented, “It is to the club's credit that the annual subscriptions support all of the club overheads which enables all monies raised to be directed towards the selected charities.
“The club was formed in 1989 and have been very active in raising well over £1,500,000 for children's charities in the UK and I am delighted to be able to add £7500.00 to that total for such a very worthy cause.”
The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation
Andrew Cockayne, Design Director at Kendrick Homes has chosen The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation
Established in 2013 it was set up with the purpose to revolutionise the way leukaemia and cancer are treated, by developing a safer, more practical and effective process for treatment, relapses and prevention of these illnesses.
Stiliyan Petrov had an illustrious career, firmly establishing himself as a player at Celtic and later captaining Aston Villa, while receiving 106 caps for the Bulgarian National team.
In March 2012, while playing against Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium, he confided to the club’s medical team that he felt unwell – and would later receive the devastating news that he had acute leukaemia and his life would change forever.
Stiliyan has taken his commitment and dedication that he displayed throughout his career and transferred his passion to establishing his foundation; proactively organising National and International events as he strives to catapult the awareness of the foundation globally.
Andrew commented, “The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation was brought to my attention by leukaemia sufferer, Jack Edwards of Cleobury Mortimer, who unfortunately lost his battle for life in late August this year.
“Jack fought his four year battle with courage and dignity and in a testament to his memory, I am delighted on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited to donate £7,000 to this charity to help the great cause and its battle against this disease.”
James Rennision, Managing Director at Kendrick Homes has chosen Primrose Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance.
Established in 1988, Primrose Hospice Centre of Care is an independent charity, offering free care, advice and support to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families in the North East Worcestershire area.
James commented, “It currently costs £1.6 million per year to run all the Hospice services with only one fifth coming from Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG and on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited I am delighted to be able to assist Primrose Hospice with a donation of £2500.00”
The hospice provides a Day Hospice service offering medical and emotional support for patients with a life limiting illness, plus a Family Support services, including a range of psycho-social support for patient's, carers and loved ones.
In addition, Primrose at Home offers support for people at the end stages of life who wish to be cared for in their own home – and the service aims to complement and support the existing care being provided by the family and perhaps other agencies.
Midlands Air Ambulance
Midlands Air Ambulance has three aircraft which each carry a pilot, two paramedics or a flight doctor, plus full life-support medical equipment on each of their missions.
James commented “I am delighted, on behalf of Kendrick Homes Limited to be able to assist Midlands Air Ambulance with a donation of £4500.00 to support their invaluable rapid response service throughout our region – which amazingly, they manage to reach, on average, within eight minutes of becoming airborne.
“The charity is 25 years old this year, has responded to more than 46,000 missions since 1991 which equates to around 2,000 per year, and makes it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organizations within the UK.
“They all do a fantastic job as an emergency service and all concerned should be congratulated for the sheer dedication that they show to everyone that they deal with.”