Thakeham raises £11,973 for local charity partner St Catherine’s Hospice

Published: 17 Jan 2022

Billingshurst-based residential developer Thakeham has raised a grand total of £11,973 in the last year for St Catherine’s Hospice, a longstanding local charity partner. A busy fundraising schedule for 2021 concluded with Thakeham donating furniture and interior décor accessories from its range of show homes across Sussex and Surrey for resale in St Catherine’s local shops.

Thakeham is working in close collaboration with St Catherine’s Hospice to support the delivery of the charity’s new hospice building at the developer’s flagship Woodgate development in Pease Pottage in 2023. Thakeham has gifted over £2m in total towards its construction, including an essential boost of £600,000 in a joint donation by Thakeham and housing association Abri towards securing family facilities. The new hospice will have 24 beds and allow for the provision of enhanced services across West Sussex and East Surrey.

Thakeham has taken part in many fundraising events over the years on behalf of St Catherine’s. The developer was previously the Headline Sponsor of the HeART to Heart trail and has taken part in the Dragon Boat Race on behalf of the organisation.

Giles Tomsett, Chief Executive of St Catherine’s Hospice, comments: “Our sincere thanks go to Thakeham and their fantastic team for supporting St Catherine’s, especially throughout this challenging year. Their help makes a real difference to local people and their families, and to our own teams – who are comforted to know we have supporters like Thakeham standing together with us.”

Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham Group, comments: “Supporting local businesses and charities is really important to Thakeham and we’re very proud to continue our partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice. Raising much-needed funds through the sale of furniture and accessories from our show homes is a fun and effective way to raise money, but it also means that our furniture is recycled and used again in line with our commitment to sustainability. Making this donation has been a real highlight to round out 2021!

“Our ambition is not just to deliver homes, but to enhance existing communities and create thriving new ones. St Catherine’s Hospice is at the heart of the local community – often hidden from the public eye but each day providing incredible care and support to many families. We look forward to welcoming the St Catherine’s team and their residents to Woodgate next year.”

Other on-site facilities and amenities at Woodgate include a primary school which opened in September 2021, and forthcoming community hub, café and village shop. Residents will further benefit from ample open space including a new village green with surrounding play areas, trails, pathways and cycle routes linking the development to 370-acre Tilgate Forest.

To visit Woodgate and find out more about the homes available now and in the future, call 01293 225615 or visit

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