Staff working for a local housebuilder have joined together to help support animal charities across the East Midlands – including one in Blidworth.

The team at Bellway East Midlands, which is building new homes at Bellway at Farnsfield, off Southwell Road in Farnsfield, set up a collection point for animal food to be donated at its head office in Meridian Business Park in Leicester. Some of the food was donated to Jerry Green Dog Rescue, based in Warsop Lane, Blidworth, which works to rehome dogs in Nottinghamshire.

In all, the housebuilder has supported seven different animal charities across the East Midlands.

Danniele Shirreffs, Nottinghamshire Deputy Centre Manager for Jerry Green Dog Rescue, said: “We are really grateful for the support we have received from Bellway.

“As a charity, we rely solely on people’s generosity. With the help of donations such as this one, we can continue to rescue, care for and rehome dogs across Nottinghamshire.”

Carolyne Watkinson, Sales Director for Bellway East Midlands, said: “We are extremely proud of how our staff have clubbed together to support this worthy cause – they are clearly real animal lovers!

“We are committed to helping different charities within the areas in which we build new homes, so we set up a collection point to encourage staff to donate animal food and we were so pleased with the response.”

She added: “Jerry Green Dog Rescue is a fantastic charity and makes such a difference to so many animals, so we are really happy to be able to offer them support.” 

Bellway’s Chris Bray and Jo James with Jerry Green’s Danniele Shirreffs

Lovable Lily (pictured) is a French bulldog, who came to Jerry Green Dog Rescue in need of specialist surgery on her tail and nose.

The shelter is currently running an appeal to help raise funds for her treatment.

There’s currently a choice of four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Bellway at Farnsfield, with prices starting from £355,000.

More information on the new homes available can be found at www.bellway.co.uk