Maple Oak Homes, the property developer delivering The Acorns in Spennymoor, has committed to supporting its local community by funding and developing grass roots initiatives, designed to help local people during the lockdown.
From Wednesday 28th April, in collaboration with Communities Together and Daisy Arts 100 arts and crafts packs will be distributed to a mix of elderly people, adults and children in the community.
In addition to this, and in order to allow the local community to contribute in their own way, Maple Oak Homes has created a foodbank station outside of its marketing suite. Through its social media channels, the developer is encouraging its residents to donate essential items which will support the Helping Spennymoor COVID support project based in Spennymoor Youth and Community Centre.
Maple Oak Homes has also made a financial contribution to the Town Council, which has been supporting local charity Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust by creating food packages for those in need during the crisis.
On supporting the initiatives, Neil McMillan Managing Director of Maple Oak Homes said: “As a major business in Spennymoor it was important to us to step up and to do something meaningful to help the local community through this crisis. We have been humbled by the willingness of local people to give up their time to make sure these initiatives work and we look forward to working with Communities Together, Daisy Arts and the Town Council on future community projects.”
On Maple Oak Homes’ support for the community, Spennymoor Mayor, Elizabeth Wood said: “I would like to thank Maple Oak Homes for their extremely generous donation towards the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust Care Package project. These monies will be used to purchase essential groceries to help the most vulnerable in Spennymoor, those who are living with cancer and have to stay in lockdown for at least 12 weeks. When people cannot get out and are struggling to get groceries delivered, these care packages are a lifeline and Maple Oak Homes are showing how they have become a part of our community.”
On providing the funding and initiating the arts and crafts project, Communities Together Community Development Worker, Michael Fishwick said: “The response to the craft packs has been amazing. We are delighted to work with Maple Oak Homes and Dawn at Daisy Arts in providing some of our young people and older residents with creative activities in these difficult times. We’ve had requests from families of all ages and backgrounds and the older people’s craft packs will go out with emergency food and toiletry parcels to those who are vulnerable and self-isolating. It’s great to see the community coming together and working together. The legacy of the virus through activities like this will be a stronger community and we hope that we can continue working with Maple Oak Homes in the better times to come.”
On producing the arts and crafts packs, Dawn Belshaw from Daisy Arts said: “The team at Daisy Arts are working hard and are delighted to help in sending a Hug to our community with our ‘at home’ craft packs. We hope this helps bring a smile to people’s faces in these uncertain times.”
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Maple Oak Homes is a joint venture between Buccleuch Property and iMpeC Group.
About Buccleuch Property
Buccleuch Property (www.buccleuchproperty.co.uk) represents the commercial property interests of the Duke of Buccleuch with the core of its business operating in the investment and development markets together with significant interests in the strategic land and residential sectors.
With offices in Edinburgh and London, Buccleuch Property has a market exposure of circa £250m through a UK wide investment portfolio, a commercial development pipeline in excess of 2 million sq. ft. and a strategic land portfolio with over 10,000 consented housing units.
About iMpeC Group
iMpeC Group is a property development and investment company based in the North of England. Commercial developments include Milburngate and The Fram Well, Durham City.
iMpeC is led by Neil McMillan and its team offers over 20 years’ experience of successfully originating and delivering projects ranging in value from £10m to circa £180m.