Staff from a Derby-based housebuilder have helped to raise more than £7,000 for a children’s charity in the city.

Children First Derby, who work to support vulnerable children, young people and families in the city, have received £7,192 from Miller Homes East Midlands, whose offices are also based in Derby.

The housebuilding firm’s staff took part in a charity challenge to clock up as many miles on foot as they could within a calendar month, with their combined efforts totalling 7,192 miles.

This resulted in £1 per mile being contributed towards the fundraising pot from the national housebuilder’s head office, with the money all going towards Children First Derby, who are Miller Homes East Midlands’ charity of choice.

Louise Webb, Fundraising Coordinator for Children First Derby, said: “Children First Derby are extremely grateful to Miller Homes for their continued support and fundraising over the last two years. The team at Miller Homes are always fantastic to work with and their latest fundraising effort is incredible, to raise £7,192 in just one month is a fantastic achievement.

“Thank you to everyone that took part in the challenge. This generous donation will make such a difference to the vulnerable children, young people and families that we support in and around Derby.”

Miller Homes have been supporting Children First Derby since 2021, raising more than £22,000 in that time.

Based at their regional offices on Pride Park, Derby, Miller Homes East Midlands is currently building new homes across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.

Tom Roberts, regional operations director of Miller Homes East Midlands, said: “Part of our ethos as a housebuilder is to support our community through a variety of ways, and we’re particularly proud of our heritage in Derby and being afforded the opportunity to actively engage with local charities and community groups.

“Miller Homes East Midlands is a keen supporter of the amazing work carried out by Children First Derby, and we were really pleased to greet them with the news that our staff had been able to raise over £7,000 throughout the course of just one month to go directly back into the charity to further aid the work they do. A huge well done to everyone within our team for putting on their walking boots and collecting the miles required to achieve this feat for charity.

“We feel very passionate about this charity and look forward to keeping in touch with the team from Children First to understand how this funding has helped to impact the lives of young people across Derbyshire.”

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