Children and families affected by childhood cancers welcome support with funds raised by Hartford Redrow residents.

The Joshua Tree received almost £1,100 following last year’s Happy Hartford Christmas event organised by Redrow Homes.

Pippa Watson-Peck, from The Joshua Tree, said: “A massive thank you to Redrow and everyone who helped make the event a success. It’s an incredible amount and will make a huge difference. Tutoring is essential to children who have missed large chunks of education which may affect their social and academic development; while the personal training includes fitness and nutritional advice post treatment to aid a child’s recovery and overall well-being.”

Redrow has an ongoing relationship with The Joshua Tree. It was one of the charities to benefit from fundraising during the company’s 40th anniversary in 2014 and the following year Redrow backed The Joshua Tree’s Christmas gift appeal.

Caroline Thompson-Jones, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “The Joshua Tree provides much-needed support for families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancers. The Hartford community gave generously to such a good cause and it’s great to know that the money raised is making a difference.”

The homebuilder’s Happy Hartford Christmas event has become a festive favourite for local residents, including those living at Redrow’s Hartford Grange and Weaver Park developments.