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Indulgent treat boosts SARH charity efforts


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Ref:PRSH274.                                                                                                                Date: August 20, 2019

Indulgent treat boosts SARH charity efforts 

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A traditional English treat served up by employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has raised more than £425 for local worthy causes.

At the housing association's headquarters in Parker Court, Stafford, community-spirited staff sold more than100cream teas to colleagues, raising cash for the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation.

Named after theorganisation's core values;Communication, Approachable, Respectful, Empowering, and Supportive, the Foundation has already raised thousands of pounds for groups and individuals making a real difference to people living in the area served by SARH.

Organised bySARH Homes Manager Nikki Oldfieldto markNational Cream Tea Day, the annual event has become one of the foundation's biggest fundraisers and saw the sale ofboxes containing tasty treats and a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses.

Put together by SARH staff, the boxes contained scones, butter and jam and tea and went down a treat with staff and visitors to Parker Court.

Nikki explained: "We've taken part in National Cream Tea Day for several years now, as it provides a fantastic opportunity to have a little fun while raising money for worthy causes.

"It's fitting that that, by indulging in a small treat, we are really helping some of the most vulnerable in the local community."

Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive added: "A huge well done to Nikki and everyone who helped on the day or supported this latest fundraiser  - it really does show that our team really CARES about the communities we serve." 

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Nikki Oldfield, Homes Manager, and Annette Squires, Housing Worx Scheduler enjoy a cream tea to raise money for the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation.

About Stafford and Rural Homes

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is the largest social landlord in Stafford with around 6,000 homes across Stafford, Stone and the rural villages across the Borough. Established in 2006 to own and manage the former Stafford Borough Council housing stock, SARHset up a trading subsidiary company Housing Worx, to deliver planned maintenance works to its properties and fulfil commercial contracts in 2012. SARHalso offers 18 Independent Living schemes for people aged over 55 andan award winning Telecare home safety and personal security system for the elderly and vulnerable.SARH has invested more than £100 million on improvement and regeneration programmes and building over 500 high quality new homes for rent and shared ownership which have benefited SARH customers by improving neighbourhoods and creating job opportunities for local people. A Community Benefit Society (CBS), the housing association has pledged tobuild or acquire 900 new homes by 2021 andworks in partnership with local authorities, health trusts, statutory bodies and a range of voluntary organisations to create safe, sustainable communities where residents can ‘Live, Work and Grow'.

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Media contact:

Martin Farrow

CHANGEWORKS Communications
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Stafford and Rural Homes contact:

Mara Hargreaves

Marketing and Communications Manager

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