Builders’ boost for children’s charity

A Shropshire building company has come to the rescue of Hope House Children’s Hospice which was calling for entrants in a leading county sports event.

The hospice recently carried made an appeal for teams to take part in the Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon, held on August 31.

Galliers New Homes read the story and entered two team members who raised over £400 in sponsorship for the charity.

James Parker, commercial director of Galliers, which this summer has opened a new office in Bellstone, Shrewsbury, said that as a keen competitor in triathlons he was delighted to enter in aid of such a worthy cause.

“As a firm we want to get involved in Shropshire events and activities and this was an ideal opportunity for us to raise funds for Hope House at the same time.

“I have taken part in triathlons throughout the Midlands but this is my first time at the Shrewsbury event and I thoroughly enjoyed it - it was great to be able to swim in the River Severn,” he said.

Vanessa Thomas, fund raising manager at Hope House commented: “Shrewsbury Triathlon was an amazing event and we were delighted to be its partner charity. James and Jocelyne did fantastically well on the day and we can’t thank them and Galliers enough for raising £400 in sponsorship for Hope House.

“Every penny will be used to provide vital care and support to terminally ill local children and their families.”

Galliers was re-launched as a company early this year and has already created a range of new jobs.The firm has started work on new Shrewsbury developments of 27 homes in Ingleby Way in The Mount and 25 properties at Holgate Drive, Sundorne and building work is well underway at a site in Llanymynech.

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