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Somerset hospice celebrates gift of £2,400 from local housing developer

St Margaret’s Hospice, one of Summerfield’s selected charities for the year, are celebrating after receiving an impressive £2,400 to start the year’s donations, from the sale of new homes on all developments throughout 2014.

As a result of good levels of interest in new homes at the College Gardens development in Minehead, assisted by local agent Wilkie, May & Tuckwood, Summerfield revealed that specialist palliative care, advice and support charity, St. Margaret’s Hospice, would be the beneficiary of £100 for every Summerfield house sale which completes within 2014.

Richard Nicol, Summerfield’s Divisional Director, said:

“Summerfield support many local charities but we wanted to select a new organisation as our dedicated charity of the year. St. Margaret’s Hospice is a cause that’s really close to our hearts; they do fantastic work across Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties, and we’re pleased to support a charity that has such a positive impact on the lives of the people they work with.”

Teresa Wort, Corporate Fundraiser at St Margaret’s Hospice, said:

“This is a wonderful start to our relationship with Summerfield and the money donated will help us to continue to provide free specialist care at our hospices and within the community. Each donation we receive has a real impact on our ability to provide the highest standards of care for our patients and give support to their families and carers.”

Chris Winter, Chief Executive of Summerfield, who recently forecast an 18% growth in housing sales over 2014, added:

“We’re delighted to have sold 24 properties in the first quarter of this year which enabled us to start supporting St. Margaret’s on such a high-note. I’m hopeful that our predictions about housing growth are accurate and we can continue to make other significant donations across the rest of year.”

There are still 16 homes available on the College Gardens development that, if sold this year, will raise an additional £1,600 for the charity from this development alone. To find out more about Summerfield, visit www.summerfield.co.uk or to find out about St Margaret’s Hospice visit http://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/

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