A STOURBRIDGE based housebuilder has delivered a £28,750 boost to eight charities as part of its commitment to its environmental, social, governance strategy.

Kendrick Homes, which operates seven sites across the Midlands and Oxfordshire, has donated £1,750 to Paralympics GB and £2,500 to the Midlands Air Ambulance, Mind, Primrose Hospice, The Prince’s Trust and Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon.

Charitable gifts were also given to St Richard’s Hospice Worcester, which received £7,500 and The Forest Dog Rescue, which will benefit from £7,000.

Directors William Kendrick, James Rennison, Andrew Cockayne and Max Kendrick wanted to recognise the support given to friends, their love for animals and a desire to help young people thrive in enterprise and sport.

William Kendrick, the fifth generation chairman of Kendrick Homes which was founded in 1880, said: “It has been widely reported that Covid-19 has delivered a massive hammer blow to the funding activities of charities, so this year, more than ever, it is important that we do our bit by giving more.

“All of the organisations we have chosen have a real personal link to us, whether they have touched our lives at some point or due to our interests outside of work. They all do valuable work, and our donations will hopefully help them continue to deliver essential local services and life-saving activities.

“This is just one part of our long-term environmental, social and governance strategy and our determination to be a builder that leaves a positive impact on the communities we work in.”

He added: "We are continuing to develop our ESG strategy, and have introduced measures, such as planting 10 trees in the National Forest for every house we build and exploring how we can leverage A-Rated appliances, ultra-energy efficient heating, high performance insulation and low energy lighting with LED technology in our properties.

“We also install electric vehicle chargers in all our new homes to cope with the growing demand from the public for cleaner modes of transport.”