LOCAL DONATIONS FOLLOW POPULAR FAMILY EVENT FROM CALA
Friday, 13 May 2016
CALA Homes (North) has donated £200 to two local causes following its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cults.
The housebuilder pledged to donate £5 for each correctly completed form that was handed back to its sales suite at Rosefield Gardens with the proceeds split between Cults Primary School and Northsound’s Cash for Kids appeal.
Eighty local children took part in the hunt during the spring school holidays, each receiving a chocolate treat for handing in the completed form. Ten local businesses in Cults displayed numbered Easter eggs in its windows and children were encouraged to identify where each egg could be found.
Fraser Carr, Sales and Marketing Director at CALA Homes (North), said: “Once again we’ve had a strong turn-out for our Easter Egg Hunt.
“The annual event continues to prove to be a great boost for the area, presenting the opportunity to raise money for great worthy causes while providing children with a fun activity to participate in during the school holidays.
“Cults is a delightful area with a wealth of amenities and we hope our egg hunt helped to showcase it to both locals and those from neighbouring areas.”
Cults Primary School is using the donation to help purchase new equipment for outdoor learning while the funds will help Cash for Kids continue to support local disabled and disadvantaged children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Caroline Johnstone, Head Teacher at Cults Primary School, said: “Many of our pupils enjoyed taking part in CALA’s Easter egg hunt again this year.
“The money raised has given us the opportunity to purchase some valuable resources. This year we’ll be using the donation to purchase new multi-sensory materials which our pupils will be able to use for many years to come.”
Michelle Ferguson, Charity Manager at Northsound Cash for Kids, said: “Each year we support thousands of local children up to 18 years old who are ill, disabled, underprivileged or who simply need extra care and guidance. CALA’s donation will help us to continue to do so.
“The money we raise benefits children in a variety of ways including grants to individual children, other children’s charities, community groups, schools and health organisations.”
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.
- In its full year results for the year ending 30th June 2015, CALA announced record profits of £50.9m (2014: £26.8m) and an improved house sales gross margin of 23.4% (2014: 22.8%).
- CALA’s average selling price (ASP), as at 30th June 2015, was £509,000 (2014: £423,000) – 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 2015, CALA’s owned and contracted landbank stood at 14,236 plots (2014: 12,690) with a potential gross development value approaching £5.2bn, up 11% versus 2014 (£4.7bn).
- In 2015, CALA Homes was named ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Scottish Business Awards and won ‘Housebuilder of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards. It was also awarded bronze for the UK’s ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the What House? Awards.
- CALA Homes has received the maximum 5 Star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey for six consecutive years.
- 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