What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Housebuilder colleagues join forces with landscapers in Gloucester to fundraise for school children with special needs

Colleagues from Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – and landscapers from TCL, part of IDVERDE Group, came together for a special fundraising event to raise money for The Milestone School in Gloucester.

TCL visited Vistry’s regional Cotswold office, Cleeve Hall, to present some ideas for site landscaping to housebuilder staff and to donate plants for them to purchase, with all funds raised going to The Milestone School.

The Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated school, for pupils with special needs aged from two to 16, is based on Longford Lane and the donation will go towards converting an old therapy office into a bespoke new cookery and breakfast club room, with full disabled access. The housebuilder has also donated more than £20,000 in the past towards the Chamwell Centre Charity, which will go towards a hydrotherapy pool, therapy and sensory equipment and an all-ability play ... more

Image for Children at charity-run farm near Kenilworth to enjoy new safe space thanks to housebuilder

Children with disabilities and special needs are to benefit after a national housebuilder in Kenilworth donated building material to help develop space at a charity-run farm for them to relax.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has provided all remaining required materials, including plaster and skirting board, to complete The Langdale Trust project at its farm, Spencer’s Retreat, in Berkswell.

The material will be used to convert old stables into a bright and cheery place for the children – who often suffer from anxiety and stress in public – and their families to unwind and meet f... more

Image for Housebuilder in Cheshire donates to homeless after chance meeting with charity boss

A Cheshire housebuilder has made a £500 charity donation to help homeless people, after a colleague met with a charity boss by chance as his elderly mum bought a new-build home.

Bovis Homes – which is part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – donated the funds to homelessness movement Emmaus after meeting an area CEO who had booked an appointment and visited the housebuilder’s Hazelmere new-build location in Haslington on behalf of his 75-year-old mother.

After his mum saw the house virtually, a Bovis Homes sales colleague spoke with Tony Stephenson, of Emmaus Bolton, who happened to mention the charity, which also tackles social exclusion and has had an increase in residents staying with them due ... more

Image for Vistry Group provides boost to charity as prostate cancer named most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – has donated £5,000 to Prostate Cancer UK, as prostate cancer becomes the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK for the first time.

Covid-19 has interrupted crucial research conducted by the charity, which is why donations are essential at this time, to ensure important work continues and more lives are saved.

Tracey Pritchard, director of Fundraising and Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “I would like to thank everyone at Vistry Group for their donation to Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK, and over 400,000 men and their families are living wi... more

Image for National housebuilder steps in to offer vital support as Covid forces Marie Curie into emergency appeal

Vistry Group has donated £5,000 to Marie Curie, to support the charity as it launches an emergency appeal during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marie Curie relies on the generosity of others to deliver invaluable care to terminally ill patients, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, critical fundraising activities have diminished. The charity is facing a devastating loss of funds, which is why Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – committed to making this donation.

The money will go towards supporting the crucial work performed by the charity to help care for and support patients and their families through te... more

Image for Colleagues take 1000km virtual run in their stride to raise funds for Peterborough homeless

Colleagues from a national housebuilder are running 1,000km in 100 days to help tackle homelessness in Peterborough and the rest of the UK.

A team of seven from Vistry Group’s East Midlands region have strapped up and are virtually running the distance of Devon to Inverness for homeless charity Crisis.

Participants Alan Lusha, Mark Bond, Gary Fane, Jane Coulson, Matthew Parker, Andrew Wilmot and Georgina McCrae are now more than 70 days in and have passed Edinburgh on their virtual map. Once over, they plan to take part in a DIY SOS project at homeless support centre based in The Garden House, at Peterborough Cathedral, by painting and replacing the kitch... more

Image for Vistry Group donates to construction worker charity as demand for national helpline soars

Construction workers are to benefit after Vistry Group and other housebuilders raised £110,000 for a national family crisis fund following an urgent plea by a charity during the coronavirus lockdown.

Home builders responded quickly to an appeal by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, doubling the funds already donated to help it reach its £1million target, following unprecedented demand on its services.

Vistry – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – donated more tha... more

Image for Bovis Homes supports Hedgehog Awareness Week by launching exciting competition

As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week, a national housebuilder is running a social media competition to help raise awareness of these iconic creatures and how to care for them, in conjunction with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

The 2020 awareness week runs from 3-9th May and Bovis Homes – part of the Vistry Group – asked its Facebook followers to share videos and photographs with the housebuilder, to show how people look after hedgehogs in their gardens at home.

The housebuilder received more than 50 entries for the competition and will be sharing nine of its favourites throughout Hedgehog Awareness Week on the company Facebook page. The two entries with the most likes and shares by 11th May, will be crowned... more

Image for Keen cyclist Carl to ride 100km as Sutton Coldfield friends raise funds for NHS workers

A keen cyclist who works at a national housebuilder will join a group of friends from Sutton Coldfield taking part in a 100km bike ride to raise thousands of pounds to support NHS frontline workers.

Carl Watkins, technical co-ordinator at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – will take part in the 12-strong team challenge, starting in Walmley, as they aim to hit a £2,000 target.

The group, which hopes to ride in July, are raising the funds for NHS Charities Together and formed after the organiser was inspired by his partner, a nurse who is working in a c... more

Image for Chamwell Centre in Gloucester receives £20,000 boost from county housebuilder

A charity for disabled children and adults in Gloucester has been presented with a donation of more than £20,000 from housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The Chamwell Centre will be a much-needed facility built in the grounds of The Milestone Special School in Longlevens, which will include a large hydrotherapy pool, plus therapy, sensory and sports equipment.

The centre is working to replace a 40-year-old hydrotherapy pool in addition to providing a café and all-ability sports, athletics, and social events for the school. Bovis Homes has now raised £40,000 towa... more

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