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Friday, 23 June 2017

CALA Homes (North) has donated £700 to Sunrise Partnership which will pay for 20 one-to-one and group counselling sessions for local children and young people who have experienced loss.

The charity was one of 11 organisations which has received a share of the housebuilder’s £10,000 community bursary.

Sunrise Partnership offers free, confidential support to youngsters who are affected by loss and bereavement. The sum will enable the charity to secure 20 sessions so they are available for children to discuss their grief in a supportive environment.

Eileen Wheeler, Manager at Sunrise Partnership, said: “Our one-to-one and group sessions encourage children and young people to cope with the impact of the loss in a healthy and positive way. We help them develop coping strategies which they can use now and in the future.

“As the demand on our services increases, donations are vital in order for us to continue carrying out our work and to ensure more children have access to our sessions.”

Joy Riddel, Sales Advisor for CALA Homes (North), welcomed Eileen to CALA’s sales suite at Oldfold Village to hear more about the work of the charity.

She said: “Eileen gave some inspirational examples of children and young people who have benefitted from bereavement counselling.

“Many attendees start attending school more regularly, have better concentration and start going out with friends again on completion of the sessions.

“This is a vital service that is a huge support to so many of our local children who are having to come to terms with losing someone important to them. We are very proud to contribute to the continued running of the sessions.”

Other successful community bursary applicants include 17th Aberdeen Scout Group, Seaton Community Church,

Pitscurry Day Service, SensationALL, GCRA Ltd, Community Food Initiatives North East, Alzheimer Scotland, Aberdeen Riding Club, CHAS, and Aberdeen Science Centre.




Issued on behalf of CALA Homes (North) by Beattie Communications


Notes to Editor – CALA Homes

CALA Homes, part of the CALA Group, is the UK’s most upmarket major home builder operating in the South of England, the Midlands and Scotland. The company is a Top 10 UK home builder focused on building well-designed, high quality homes in prime locations.

Key Facts:

  • In its full year results for the year ending 30th June 2016, CALA announced record profits of £60.1m (2015: £50.9m).
  • CALA’s average selling price (ASP), as at 30th June 2016, was £538,000 (2015: £509,000) – the highest ASP outside London of any major UK housebuilder, thanks to the Group’s market positioning and geographic presence in more affluent areas of the UK.
  • As at 30th June 2016, CALA’s owned and contracted landbank stood at 15,399 plots (2015: 14,236) with a potential gross development value approaching £5.5bn, up 16% versus 2015 (£5.2bn).
  • In 2016, CALA won ‘Large Housebuilder of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards for the second consecutive year, was crowned ‘Medium Housebuilder of the Year’ at the Housebuilder Awards as well as collecting a silver award for ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the What House? Awards.
  • On average over the past eight years, 93% of our customers have been willing to recommend CALA to a friend in the Home Builders Federation National New Homes customer satisfaction survey
  • In March 2013, the CALA Group was acquired by Patron Capital Partners, the private equity group, and Legal & General Group, the insurance, savings and investment management company.
  • At the end of March 2014, CALA acquired Banner Homes, a leading developer and retailer of luxury new homes in the affluent markets of the Midlands and the South East of England. The acquisition expanded the company’s geographical footprint and volume scale to make it a Top 10 UK home builder.
  • CALA started as the City of Aberdeen Land Association in 1875 and was the first Scottish company listed on the London Stock Market. As CALA is an acronym it is always reproduced in upper case.


For further information visit www.cala.co.uk