Orbit Homes, one of the largest affordable housing developers in the country, is celebrating after passing a £100,000 fundraising milestone in charity donations.
Orbit Homes generated the cash through its annual golf days, held in both the Midlands and South regions. The developer, which builds over 1,000 homes each year, has raised an impressive £134,000 in just five years. Charities to benefit from receiving the donations include the Alzheimer’s Society and a baby hospice in Coventry.
The developer’s most recent golf day at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Leek Wooton on Thursday 9 July, brought in donations of just over £35,000 – one of its most successful.
More than 200 guests, including suppliers, development partners, local authorities and land agents attended, enjoying a day of golfing followed by a gala dinner, charity raffle and evening entertainment.
Proceeds from the event will be going to the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK's leading dementia support charity for people affected by Alzheimer’s, their families and carers.
In the Midlands, Orbit Homes has donated over £69,000 in the previous three years to Coventry charity Zoe’s Place baby hospice, helping it to continue offering palliative terminal care for babies and infants.
In the South, this year’s golf day at Faversham Golf Club, Kent raised £8,900 in aid of Demelza House children’s hospice. This brought the total donated to the Kent hospice in the last five years to over £30,000 – the equivalent of its annual food bill, including meals for patients and their families, as well as catering for events such as sp
Orbit Homes’ head of construction, and golf day organiser in the Midlands, George Obeng-Manu, said: “Orbit Homes has been hosting its legendary golf days for the last five years, and I’m immensely proud that this year we reached the £100,000 milestone in charity donations. The days are always a lot of fun, but more importantly, it’s fantastic and humbling to come together, as a business and with our partners, to support these local and national charities.”
He added: “I hope we can continue the success for many years to come, and reach the next big fundraising milestone! I’d be delighted to double it to raise £200,000.”