bdht staff are always eager to support both local and national charities through fundraising opportunities and, since the company was formed in 2004, it has raised a massive £21,370 for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Help for Heroes and Blue Cross Bromsgrove.
Mike Brown, chief executive, explains: “We’ve been raising money for local and national charities for the last 12 years and have been aiming for the £20,000 mark which we’re delighted to have smashed at the end of last year. All of our staff are justifiably feeling extremely proud. Fundraising is always a company-wide focus and a big part of our ethos with charities chosen via an internal poll each year.
In 2016, bdht staff upped the ante and raised their biggest annual haul yet, £2,358, which was divided between the Stroke Association, Cancer Research UK, Children in Need, St Basils and Alzheimer’s Society.
Plans are already in place for this year’s fundraising capers, with staff preparing to don fancy dress costumes, bake cakes, pound the pavements in fun runs and hold a family fun day in support of 2017’s chosen charities: St Basils, Cancer Research UK, Make A Wish Foundation, SUDEP (Sudden Death in Epilepsy) and New Starts (Bromsgrove).
Mike concludes: “We’re hoping to raise even more money this year and aim to reach £2,500 by the end of 2017 for these very worthwhile charities.”
Notes to editors
bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. Formed in March 2004, bdht is the largest provider of affordable housing in the district and the second largest employer, now owning or managing one in ten properties in Bromsgrove.
With a total of 3,874 properties in its portfolio, bdht has a stock investment value of £456m.
Not only does bdht provide housing, but it also aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods.
In addition bdht undertakes a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, supporting people, extra care and general estate management.