March 2012 - Charity backs new housing at Felthorpe
The Geoffrey Watling Charity has been pleased to work in partnership with Saffron Housing Trust and Broadland District Council to provide five new affordable homes in Felthorpe, near Norwich.
The houses have been built on land in The Street, identified and made available by the Geoffrey Watling Charity, and are aimed at helping ease the affordable rural housing shortage in the area.
At the recent opening event John Whitlock, director of new business at Saffron Housing, said "Saffron is well aware of the problems that local families face in finding suitable affordable homes and this is particularly true in rural communities. It is vital that villages have new home which enable families to stay in their local area and we are delighted to be able to work in Felthorpe with partners at Broadland District Council and The Geoffrey Watling Charity."
The new houses
Councillor Joella Cottingham, Mr Alan Watling, Chair of Geoffrey Watling Charity Trustees, Mr John Whitelock, Saffron Housing Trust
The celebration cake
Watling works wonders
During his lifetime Geoffrey Watling was known as Mr Norwich City. And both before and since his death in 2004 dozens of organisations in the city and beyond have benefited from funding from the charity he set up in his name.
The latest £150,000 batch of funding includes the EDP’s own We Care Appeal, which has received a £24,500 boost which will help carers virtually housebound get out and about.
The fund is doing sterling work to help good causes close to home.
Who says charity doesn’t begin at home?