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Baker Estates continues its support to Rowcroft Hospice with two-year sponsorship of £10,000 to support charity vans

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Baker Estates continues its support to Rowcroft Hospice with two-year sponsorship of £10,000 to support charity vans

South West housebuilder, Baker Estates, is thrilled to announce the extension of its partnership, for an additional two years, with Rowcroft Hospice, a leading local charity, through the sponsorship of two branded vans.


The sponsorship of Rowcroft's vans is a testament to Baker Estates' commitment to supporting the local community and charitable endeavours. The vans play a crucial role in the charity’s retail enterprise and help fund vital care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.


One of the Baker Estates’ branded vans serves 16 of Rowcroft’s charity shops, and the other is instrumental in carrying out collections spanning the entirety of Rowcroft's vast patch. In the past year alone, it has covered an impressive 35,000 miles, underpinning its indispensable role in ensuring the seamless execution of Rowcroft's operations.


On a daily basis, the van is used for an impressive 10-12 collections, resulting in a remarkable total of 2,500 collections each year. The collected stock contributes significantly to Rowcroft's fundraising efforts, generating an estimated £300,000 in income, which is crucial for sustaining the charity's mission and services.


Ian Baker, Managing Director of Baker Estates said; We are delighted to extend our sponsorship of Rowcroft's charity vans. Rowcroft is a fantastic and well-known local charity who have been carrying out amazing work in the community for many years. We feel it is hugely important to support the communities where we build and contribute to good causes throughout its area of operation.


“Many of our staff have experience of, or know people who have benefited from the wonderful work that Rowcroft provides. We hope the vans continue to do great work in raising funds for years to come.”


This partnership exemplifies the positive outcomes that can arise when businesses actively engage with and support local charities. Baker Estates looks forward to further strengthening its collaboration with Rowcroft Hospice with a number of further charity initiatives this year and continuing to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in the South West community.


Retail plays an invaluable role in funding Rowcroft’s patient care. Without reliable road-worthy vehicles, the charity would not operate to its full profitable potential. The vans will allow the Hospice to continue collecting donations of white goods, large pieces of furniture and household clearances, which are a valuable line of revenue in supporting patient care.


Rowcroft Hospice’s Chief Executive, Mark Hawkins, said: “I am delighted that Baker Estates has once again supported the charity by donating £10,000 so that we can continue to collect furniture from homes across South Devon and ensure our 16 shops are always fully stocked with goods to sell.


“We are passionate about delivering outstanding care to our community and Baker Estates are passionate about delivering outstanding homes in the communities they know and love, and so the match felt perfect. We could not do what we do without the support of local businesses like Baker Estates.”


Baker Estates is currently building (selling?) in eight locations throughout the South West, including Honiton, Dartington, South Molton, Callington, Dartmouth, and Appledore. The new homes developer is one of the leading housebuilders within the South West.


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Pictured l-r: Ian Baker, Managing Director of Baker Estates, Caroline Wannell, Head of Retail for Rowcroft Hospice, Sarah Bowden, Sales Manager for Baker Estates, Tony Jones and Tom Hayes, Retail Logistics Team for Rowcroft Hospice.