Housing developer boss returned to building site as part of charity auction

Crest Nicholson.
Aster Meadows Development Red Lodge.
Crest Nicholson Eastern's Managing Director

Crest Nicholson. Aster Meadows Development Red Lodge. Crest Nicholson Eastern's Managing Director Peter Diffley offers his skills after charity auction at the Christmas Ball, SEH Ipswich paid 7000 pounds for his helping hand at the site. Picture Mark Westley - Credit: Archant

It was back to the building site for the Crest Nicholson managing director as he got his hands stuck in for charity.

Crest Nicholson.
Aster Meadows Development Red Lodge.
Crest Nicholson Eastern's Managing Director

Crest Nicholson. Aster Meadows Development Red Lodge. Crest Nicholson Eastern's Managing Director Peter Diffley offers his skills after charity auction at the Christmas Aidrian Roper,.Robert Cook,Peter Diffley, Christopher Driver, Steve Cook and Neil Revall Photo: Mark Westley Picture Mark Westley - Credit: Archant

Housing developer Crest Nicholson Eastern’s managing director, Peter Diffley, spent the day laying bricks and sweeping up at Aster Meadows in Red Lodge, Suffolk, in aid of children’s charity, Variety.

Peter’s building skills were auctioned off at the developer’s Christmas Ball last December, and local business SEH Ipswich were the highest bidders.

Donating a substantial £7,000 for Peter’s assistance, the East-Anglia based civil engineering firm employed Peter for the day, and gave him to assist with on-site tasks. Crest Nicholson and the local engineering firm have worked together on a number of projects in the past.

The money raised from the charity auction last Christmas has been donated to the developer’s chosen corporate charity, Variety, that supports disadvantaged children and their families across the country.


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The donation forms part of Crest Nicholson’s long-standing relationship with Variety, as over the last ten years Crest Nicholson has donated almost £800,000 to the charity.

Crest Nicholson’s Eastern division alone raised £52,252.25 at their annual Ball and a charity golf day earlier this year.

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Peter Diffley, managing director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “I would like to thank the team at SEH Ipswich for their incredibly generous donation, and for allowing me to help out today! The money raised from this donation will go towards vital equipment and support for those that need it most.

“Variety does such a fantastic job for disadvantaged children across the UK, and we’re proud to offer our continued support for them.”

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