Midlands support Young Lives vs Cancer

Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson used its expertise to spruce up a Young Lives vs Cancer ‘Home from Home’ Billy’s House in Nottingham, which offers free accommodation for families whose children are receiving cancer treatment at the nearby Nottingham University Hospitals Queen’s Medical Centre.

The Customer Care team from Crest Nicholson’s Midlands office completed several projects at the home to ensure it was in top condition for the families who are staying, including working on the doors, sealing the kitchen worktops and repairing the children’s slide so it could be reopened. They also brought donations of food and essential items for the families to use.

The spruce up of Billy’s House was part of Crest Nicholson’s ongoing partnership with Young Lives vs Cancer and follows a recent fundraising golf event where teams from across the Midlands raised over £14,300 for the charity. As well as a newly fixed home, the funds raised go towards emotional, practical and financial support for families, whether it be a grant to help with rising costs, a warm place to stay near hospital or a chat with a social worker to help them come to terms with their child’s diagnosis.

Vanessa MacNee, Sales and Marketing Director for Midlands, said: “It was great for the team to get together to work on Billy’s House. We are delighted to help such an important charity as part of Crest Nicholson’s wider support of Young Lives vs Cancer. Our sponsorship of the charity demonstrates our commitment to the community and desire to deliver more than just homes but to help provide support for those who need it most.”

Sarah Smith, Partnerships Fundraiser at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Crest Nicholson and their Midlands office. The projects that the team have worked on at Billy’s House and donated items have been an amazing help to the house and the families that stay there. The funds raised from our partnership make such a difference to those that Young Lives vs Cancer are there to support.”