The team behind one of London’s most exciting new residential developments has announced a new charity partnership which aims to raise £1million for disabled children across the UK over the next three years.
A group of the main contractors working on the Audley Square development in Mayfair has pledged to support national children’s charity, Caudwell Children, during the construction of the luxury homes.
Representatives from Careys, Caudwell, Gardiner & Theobald and Hoare Lea have joined together to form a charity taskforce and devise a calendar of fundraising events for staff and suppliers to all take part in supporting the cause.
Martin McGuire, Chief Operating Officer at Careys Civil Engineering, commented: “Careys has a long and proud history of supporting the communities we work in and we are delighted to be a part of this latest fundraising campaign.
“We were introduced to Caudwell Children by the developers and the incredible work the charity does will undoubtedly directly touch the lives of some of our staff members or supplier network across the UK who are caring for disabled children themselves.
“By working together with our staff, colleagues and the local community we want the Audley Square project to leave a legacy that reaches beyond Mayfair and provides the support disabled children need to have happy, fulfilled lives.”
Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive Officer at Caudwell Children, said: “We are incredibly honoured and grateful to be the beneficiaries of this exciting campaign. Careys, along with the Audley Square team, have given the campaign a fantastic boost to get it started and now we are looking forward to seeing people get involved and coming up with their own ideas to support the appeal.”
The Audley Square project is the concept of renowned philanthropist and entrepreneur, John Caudwell, who founded Caudwell Children in 2000. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern for Caudwell, Audley Square will house 29 residences and will become one of the world’s finest addresses.
Mrs Beswick continued: “Thanks to John’s enduring commitment to Caudwell Children we are sometimes given opportunities to discuss fundraising ideas with his network of contacts. After meeting with the Careys team it was obvious that a collaboration had the potential to raise a significant sum over the next three years and help hundreds or even thousands of disabled children.”
Caudwell Children provides practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families. Since 2000 the charity has helped over 58,000 children with 652 different medical conditions. The charity’s founder, John Caudwell, personally covers the charity’s annual administration and management overheads, meaning that 100% of direct donations goes directly to help the disabled children the charity supports.
To find out more about the Audley Square project and the partnership with Caudwell Children visit www.audleysquareredevelopmentmayfair.com.