Hellens Group



Hellens Group has smashed its £50,000 fundraising target by raising £64,415 for the Percy Hedley Foundation as it celebrates 50 years in business.

The North East-based property and construction has raised the money through a series of events, including a ladies’ lunch, golf day, and a garden party.

Setting an ambitious £50,000 target in early 2022, Hellens Group exceeded the initial target following a generous £26,500 donation from Barratt Homes.

The Percy Hedley Foundation, which has developed a strong relationship with Hellens Group over the years, has been supporting children with cerebral palsy, communication impairments, and social care since 1953.

The money raised will provide the foundation with a second sensory modulation and rebound therapy suite to develop pupils’ physical health and well-being, through activities tailored to their needs.

Kate Hellens, director at Hellens Group said: “We are delighted to celebrate our 50th anniversary by raising thousands of pounds for the Percy Hedley Foundation.

“We are incredibly grateful to all those who contributed to this exciting and noble effort.

“We hope that this donation will lead to more opportunities to work with the Foundation in the future and provide the necessary support for all students, their families and teachers.”

Louise Horsefield, head of fundraising and engagement at the Percy Hedley Foundation said: “Thank you to Hellens Group and everyone who supported them to raise over £64,000 for The Percy Hedley Foundation. We rely on fundraising to provide specialist equipment, facilities and opportunities needed to enable the people we support to reach their full potential. With this donation we will be able to develop our sensory and therapy facilities for pupils at Percy Hedley School.”

Now in its 50th year of business, Hellens Group is working on several major infrastructure projects across the North of England, including the development of the Burtree Garden village in Darlington, which recently received £43 million of crucial funding from Homes England as part of the Government’s levelling up plans. The funding will help provide an additional 2,000 homes to the area and will be built over a 20-year period.


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Contact Josh Mason 01325 363436

About Hellens Group:

The Hellens Group, with offices in Washington, Stockton-on-Tees and Catterick, incorporates a number of property, construction, manufacturing and social enterprise businesses with interests throughout the North East, Tees Valley and Yorkshire.

The original business (John Hellens (Contracts) Ltd) was founded in 1973 to focus on the regeneration of brownfield sites; the company became leading experts in the field. Hellens Group has significantly expanded and adapted to changing market conditions, moving into sports and recreation facility construction, social housing, land and property development and investment as well as manufacturing of hard landscaping products for the building industry.



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Gavin Cordwell-Smith (left), Kate Hellens, and John Hellens, with Janet Donnelly, Chair of the Percy Hedley Foundation, and Louise Horsefield
Gavin Cordwell-Smith (left), Kate Hellens, and John Hellens, with Janet Donnelly, Chair of the Percy Hedley Foundation, and Louise Horsefield
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