NHBC wins Habitat for Humanity Hope Challenge

3 July 2019

a group of people in matching blue shirts crouching in front of. shed smiling at the camera

A team from NHBC have been crowned the winners of this year’s Habitat for Humanity Hope Challenge, raising more than £5,000 for the charity in the process.

The event took place in the Peak District in June, with teams from across the housebuilding industry competing in various challenges, including building a shelter to stay in for two nights, to win a trip to one of the charity’s overseas projects.

As winners, the team will travel to Cambodia, Nepal or South Africa to build a home for a family and change lives forever.

Teams were scored on their fundraising efforts, with the NHBC team of six raising an incredible £5,368.60 for the charity. As well as being awarded first prize for their shelter, the judges also awarded them overall first place later that day, saying their “ambition, enthusiasm and teamwork shone through the whole weekend.”

NHBC, based in Milton Keynes, is the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK.

Steve Wood, NHBC CEO, said: “I am extremely pleased to hear of the NHBC team’s success at this year’s Hope Challenge.  Our team worked hard to raise the funds they needed to take part, and clearly this work ethic continued throughout the weekend.  As well as winning the overall competition, they also got the prize for the best shelter, beating off competition from a number of builders along the way.”

For further information please visit www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/