Category: Charity



SARH shows it C.A.R.E.S

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Community groups making a huge positive impact on the lives of people in areas served by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have received a welcome boost from the housing association’s charitable foundation. Oak Tree Farm Rural Project, Stone Community Hub and Highfields and Western Down Community Group are the latest organisations to benefit from the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation and have each received grants of £300. A training and suppor


Indulgent treat boosts SARH charity efforts

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A traditional English treat served up by employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has raised more than £425 for local worthy causes.

At the housing association’s headquarters in Parker Court, Stafford, community-spirited staff sold more than 100 cream teas to colleagues,

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SARH Customers provides boost for nursery

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Youngsters at a Stafford nursery are one step closer to funding new outdoor play equipment thanks to the efforts of Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) customers.

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SARH staff step in for Santa

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Kind-hearted staff at SARH have been stepping in for Santa, donating Christmas gifts for distribution by a local charity.

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Charity receives boost from housing association

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Kind hearted staff and customers have helped a local housing association raise thousands of pounds for a charity that supports the families of children with cancer. The cash was raised during events organised by Stafford and Rural Homes over the past 12 months, including a series of summer fun days. At a recent seasonal staff… Read more »

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Clothes collection for hospice

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Kind-hearted Stafford and Rural Homes customers living at Lichfield Court have been busy collecting clothes to help fund nursing care at a local hospice. Together they collected 15 bags of clothes, with each bag equating to three hours of nursing care at Katharine House. Lichfield Court in Stafford is one of 19 Independent Living schemes… Read more »


Keep warm and save money this winter

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A community landlord has teamed up with a Staffordshire-based charity to help its customers keep warm whilst saving money over the winter months. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is working with Stoke-based Beat the Cold to help promote the charity’s Warmer Homes Stafford Scheme, to ensure vulnerable customers stay safe and healthy this winter. Sandra… Read more »


Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance is SARH’s new nominated charity

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A NATIONAL charity which supports families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer has been chosen as Stafford and Rural Homes nominated charity in 2014. Alisa Douce, PA to the SARH chief executive, chose Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance to be the beneficiary of the housing organisations fundraising efforts this year when she was named as the winner of SARH’s… Read more »

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SARH gives an early Christmas present to Greenhall Nursery

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STAFFORD and Rural Homes has helped to spread some festive cheer with a donation of £4,188 to Greenhall Nursery. The nursery, which provides support for pre-school children with a range of learning and physical disabilities and their families in Stafford, is SARH’s nominated charity for 2013 and a cheque for the total amount raised over… Read more »

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SARH put their shooting boots on to raise money for Greenhall Nursery

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Tradesman and office staff from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) went head to head in a charity football match to raise £230 for Greenhall Nursery and Daycare Centre. “We’d been looking to organise a game between staff for a while and we decided it would also be a great opportunity to raise some money for… Read more »

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SARH cyclists complete 60-mile charity cycle challenge

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A TRIO of cyclists from SARH have pedalled their way across Stafford Borough to complete an epic endurance challenge for charity. Chris Dixon, 43, Dave Wheat, 44, and Martin Sawyer, 23, cycled 60 miles on tour of 18 SARH Independent Living Schemes to raise over £900 for Greenhall Nursery and Key Learning Centre. The nursery,… Read more »

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SARH staff get on their bike to raise charity funds

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THREE keen cyclists from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) are preparing to use pedal power to complete an epic endurance challenge through the borough for charity on Friday, September 20. As many of the top cyclists cross the country in the Tour of Britain, Chris Dixon, 43, Dave Wheat, 44, and Martin Sawyer, 23, are… Read more »

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Garden Competition donations raise £82 for Greenhall Nursery

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A bumper box of allotment vegetables grown by SARH Project Officer Tony Wearing has helped to raise a total of £82 for Greenhall Children’s Nursery. The box was auctioned at SARH’s annual garden competition awards and the highest bid of £30 came from SARH Community Involvement Officer Pam Smith. Guests at the awards were also… Read more »

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‘Seddy the teddy’ helps SARH win £100 for Greenhall Nursery

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A TEDDY bear’s visit to a Blythe Bridge school helped put a housing association in the frame for a £100 photography prize which it has donated to charity. ‘Seddy’ the teddy joined the children at Springcroft Primary School for bulb planting organised by Stafford and Rural Homes earlier this year. Seddy’s visit was part of… Read more »


SARH staff donate clothes and books to raise money for Greenhall Nursery

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A clear out of unwanted items from the wardrobes and bookshelves of staff and customers at Stafford and Rural Homes has helped raise over £200 for Greenhall Nursery and Key Learning Centre. Over the last week staff brought over 60 bags of unwanted clothes and books to SARH’s headquarters, at Staffordshire Technology Park, and similar… Read more »

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