Donation sees William Davis Homes help raise funds for local sight loss charity

L-R: Viv Aldridge, Sales Manager at William Davis Homes, Judith Pannell, Vista shop volunteer, Sally Brookes, Senior Sales manager for William Davis Homes and Troy Shackleford, Manager of the Vista shop, with the items donated to the shop – Photo Credit: Steve Hogkin/Chadwicks

Leicestershire sight loss charity Vista looks set to raise around £250 after triple HBF 5 star Housebuilder William Davis Homes donated dozens of items from the showhome on one of its most popular developments.

Tills have been ringing at the charity’s Loughborough shop in Cattle Market ever since William Davis Homes handed over mirrors, pictures, vases and ornamental flower arrangements following the brand new revamp of the show home at its Grange Park development.

Although stylish and of excellent quality, the items just did not fit the redesign and relaunch planned for the new showhome so instead of scrapping them, William Davis Homes decided to put them to good use by giving them to Vista to sell in its shop.

Troy Shackleford, manager of the Vista shop, said that two-thirds of the contents have been snapped up over the past couple of weeks, with items such as the flower arrangements being sold within a matter of hours.

He said: “All of the items were all in pristine condition and of good quality, so it’s no surprise they proved extremely popular.

“It felt like Christmas when everything was delivered and we’re so grateful to William Davis Homes. We rely solely on donations and estimate that we will raise around £250 from selling everything, which will go a very long way in helping us with our work.”

Viv Aldridge, Sales Manager at William Davis Homes, said: “For years the items helped us to create the feel of a cosy family home, so it’s great that people are now buying them for their own houses while raising money for a very worthy cause at the same time.”