Residents at Durrants Village, the retirement community in Faygate, West Sussex have raised an impressive £2,200 in support of St Catherine’s Hospice. This donation was matched by Inspired Villages and Legal & General, taking the total donation to £4445.80.
Residents at Durrants Village have been holding fundraising events throughout the year, to raise money for their chosen local charity, St Catherine’s Hospice. Durrants Village’s first involvement with St Catherine’s Hospice begun in 2017, and has since been a motivating cause for many resident’s within the village.
Liam Stack, Village Manager at Durrants Village comments: “Supporting local charities is really important to our residents, and their commitment to this is truly inspiring. Their dedication is shown by the amount of fantastic fundraisers they put on throughout the year.”
Residents have held coffee mornings, craft fairs and cake sales to collect donations for St Catherine’s Hospice, with a permanent donation box in Spitfire Bar in the Village Clubhouse. This latest donation will be going towards supporting St Catherine’s Hospice’s plans to build a new hospice, with residents organising a Christmas fete in December in aid of this cause.
A resident at Durrants Village said: “St Catherine’s is a wonderful organisation providing such vital support to people at one of the most difficult times of their lives. The new hospice means they will be able to reach many more people with their care and we want to do all we can to help them. So many people at the village have pitched in and we’re delighted with what we have achieved so far.”
All proceeds from the Christmas fete have been pledged in support of the Hospice which has been offering physical and emotional support to those living with terminal illnesses and their family members in the Sussex and East Surrey areas for the last 35 years.
Jackie Usher, Regional Operations Director at Inspired Village comments: “Inspired Villages, together with our partner, Legal & General, always champion the support our retirement villages offer to the local community, and the decision for Inspired Villages and Legal & General to match the donation made by the residents at Durrants Village was a very easy one to make.”
The cheque from this donation was presented to St Catherine’s Director of Capital Appeal, Nick Bell who visited Durrants Village to thank the residents.
Nick Bell said: “We really need the support of our local community to make the new hospice a reality. We are hugely grateful to the residents of Durrants Village for choosing St Catherine’s, and to Inspired Villages and Legal & General.”
Durrants Village is set amongst 30 acres of idyllic parkland in the hamlet of Faygate and close to the market town of Horsham. The village offers 172 retirement properties for sale, of which 12 of the two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom cottages are available for rent.
Homes for sale at Durrants Village start from £325,000. For more information call 01293 851 935, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.inspiredvillages.co.uk/villages/durrantsvillage