19.12.19

Santa came early for Hookstone Chase Primary School

Beyond just delivering high-quality, sustainable homes, we offer support within our local area.

Corporate Social Responsibility is extremely important to us so we like to think up different initiatives in order to support one of our fundamental values, community. From hiring local people, to supporting local schools, we are always working on extending a helping hand. That’s why, at this year’s Family Fun Day, we asked our team to donate gifts, packed into PPE shoeboxes, for local domestic abuse charity IDAC.

We were delighted by the reception we received from our staff, who were incredibly generous and provided  an abundance of toys, clothes, toiletries and more. So much, in fact, that we had plenty of items left to give.

After a little brainstorming, the team decided that the best home for the gifts were the pupils of local Hookstone Chase Primary School.

Armed with 60 shoeboxes, filled with clothes, toys, Disney blankets, electric toothbrushes, stationary and crafts, members from team ilke drove the 15 minute journey from our factory in Knaresborough, to deliver the gifts.

Headteacher, Viv Watson, was extremely touched by ilke Homes’ kind donation and the children are very excited that the gifts will be used as rewards for their hard work:

“Kindness like this is very inspiring for our young people and I hope the ilke staff enjoyed their visits to the school. We look forward to future visits where we can further inspire our children re. the amazing work ilke is doing for our community.”

The pupils were also, as you’d expect, ecstatic, with one even telling us “it was like heaven”. These items will also be used to reward pupils through a ‘house points’ system where they will earn points for good behaviour and excellence in their schoolwork and can swap the points for various items from the boxes.

We look forward to working with her and helping the pupils of Hookstone Chase Primary School in the future.

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