In the spirit of Christmas, residents of The Arbour, L&Q’s new development within the Beaulieu neighbourhood on the outskirts of Chelmsford, have donated a collection of new Christmas gifts to Kids Inspire, an Essex-based charity which provides mental health and trauma support for children and young people across the county.
The donated gifts were brought along by residents as part of a community Christmas event, which took place on Saturday 10th December at The Arbour. Guests enjoyed refreshments whilst listening to carols and festive songs performed by local choir, The Sound Collective. A popular wreath workshop was delivered for attendees by local small business Flowers in the Window, whilst children were able to decorate festive edible Christmas jumper biscuits.
Based in Chelmsford, Kids Inspire provides a range of therapeutic and community activities to promote resilience, self-awareness and relationship building, with the aim of ensuring all children in the UK receive support to become healthy adults who lead complete and fulfilling lives. For the past 12 years, with the support of local communities, their Christmas appeal has sourced, wrapped and delivered presents and hampers to thousands of children and their families across Essex.
Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q, comments “After a year and a half of selling homes at The Arbour and seeing people move in, it was great to bring our residents together for a community event. We hoped it would provide an opportunity for people to meet their neighbours, but also a chance to give back to the local community through a donation to our chosen local charity, Kids Inspire. This year, more than ever, the work done by Kids Inspire is vital to support local families and we’re so pleased that the residents of The Arbour have so generously donated gifts for such a deserving cause.”
The Arbour is L&Q’s latest collection of homes at the award-winning Beaulieu development. Set within 176 acres of green open space, Beaulieu will ultimately provide 3,600 mixed tenure homes, sports and health facilities and retail opportunities across an impressive 610-acre site, as well as a new school to cater for families moving to the area.
L&Q’s next launch of one- and two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at The Arbour will be released in 2023. Those interested in securing a home can visit the L&Q website to register their interest: https://lqhomes.com/beaulieuarbour/.
The Kids Inspire Christmas Appeal 2022 is currently open for gifts and nominations. To find out more information, please visit: https://www.kidsinspire.org.uk/christmas-appeal