St Albans Charity Gets Welcome Boost From Local Developer

Earthworks benefits from Hollywood filmmaker’s donation

Christmas came early for local charity, Earthworks this week, as the reputable cause received a welcome donation from Housebuilder of the Year, Linden Homes. The local developer known for its King Harry Park development in St Albans selected Earthworks as the chosen beneficiary of a £1,500 donation.

The funds, received by Linden Homes from producers of a new major British movie, ‘The World’s End’, were offered to be paid to a good local cause, as a way of saying thank you for being allowed to film on the King Harry Park site.

The funds have been gratefully received by Earthworks, which offers training in horticulture and conservation to people living with a learning disability and/or mental health issue. Earthworks plans to put the money towards rebuilding the Earthworks Hub that was destroyed in an arson attack in September 2011.

Earthworks Project Coordinator, Stephen Pike said: “We are very grateful to the team at Linden Homes for this kind donation. We are planning to start the new build in January 2013 and this donation will go towards the kitchen area which was completely destroyed by the arson attack."

Linden Homes Chiltern managing director Darren Maddox said: “It was an unusual request to be asked to be a part of the movie set, but we are really glad to put the donation towards such a worthwhile and valued local cause.

“We take pride in being more than just a housebuilder so it’s important for us to get involved with all sorts of special projects, making a real difference in the community. When activities like this one end up with a boost for local good causes, it’s even better!”

The new movie filmed at King Harry Park, follows the wildly successful action comedies ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ and is set for international release, boasting Hollywood names including actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The remaining section of the site still under construction at King Harry Park was used as the location for filming.

Jeremy Alden, technical director from Linden Homes presents the funds to project leader at Earthworks, Phil Maitland and the team
Jeremy Alden, technical director from Linden Homes presents
the funds to project leader at Earthworks, Phil Maitland and
the team

-ENDS-

For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Tracy Mannion at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893 or Claire.mccowan@remarkablegroup.co.uk

18 December 2012

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