Millwood Designer Homes’ sponsored charity horse galloped into their Isfield based development Lavender Fields on Thursday 6th July. As part of a major new fundraising campaign by Hospice in the Weald, the vibrant life- size fibreglass horse statue named Pebbles, was unveiled at an event in front of a crowd of guests.
Hospice in the Weald has recently launched their innovative campaign ‘Herd of the Hospice’, which will see over 25 large fibreglass horses delivered to various popular locations around Kent and East Sussex, including Tonbridge, where luxury homebuilder Millwood are based. The charity is creating a trail for members of the public to locate and share pictures with the individually designed and decorated horses.
Designed by artist Deborah Charity, Pebbles, Millwood’s sponsored horse features a zebra print striped pattern made from glass pebbles in the company’s signature logo colours, black and silver. The temporary artwork fixture will remain at the Lavender Fields from July and run until September, with the horse then being auctioned off to the highest bidder at an auction event in October.
On Thursday 6th July, guests were taken to the covered horse statue located in the communal gardens at the Manor House, at the centre of the development. Managing Director of Millwood Designer Homes, John Elliott said at the event: “We are delighted to be able to work alongside local businesses and charities, such as Hospice in the Weald, who provide excellent support to local communities. At Millwood, we are extremely passionate about not only building beautiful homes but also building networks and supporting local endeavours to strengthen the communities at our developments.
We jumped at the opportunity to get involved in the Herd of Hospice campaign by sponsoring a horse of our choice. The public art installation is a fantastic idea, engaging with a wide range of people and an excellent alternative to raising money for an extremely worthy cause. We are sure Pebbles will feel right at home at Lavender Fields, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a flourishing community.”
Ben Alonso, Head of Fundraising at Hospice in the Weald commented: “We are delighted Millwood have got involved with our fundraising campaign Herd of the Hospice this year. So far, the campaign has been extremely successful with over 25 horses placed all around Kent and Sussex, thanks to local businesses and schools getting fully involved. We are looking forward to starting the trail and ahead to the auction in October 2017.”
Enjoying a beautiful countryside location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lavender Fields is a stunning new collection of 39 homes. A range of properties are available at Lavender Fields, which have been thoughtfully designed to suit the needs of modern buyers.
The luxurious two bedroom penthouse apartment is currently available for £399,950 and is situated in the grand Manor House. Crafted with the highest attention to detail, the Manor House adds to the unique village character and mature setting. This second floor penthouse spans the length of the Manor House, offering open plan living areas as well as two generously sized bedrooms complete with fitted wardrobes and two en-suite bathrooms. This home also benefits from a large private terrace where residents can enjoy stunning views across the surrounding countryside. There is also private landscaped walled garden to the rear of the Manor House for use by all the apartment residents.
Despite Lavender Field’s rural position, day to day essentials are conveniently located in the neighbouring towns of Uckfield and Lewes. From Haywards Heath train station there are direct services to London Victoria up to four times an hour. Meanwhile, the popular seaside town of Brighton is approximately 15 miles away and only 15 minutes on the train from Haywards Heath. For international travel, Gatwick airport is within easy reach, taking approximately 45 minutes by car.
Prices at Lavender Fields start from £315,000 for a two bedroom apartment, £575,000 for a four bedroom home and £785,000 for a five bedroom home.
Hospice in the Weald offer end of life care and support and are aiming to raise £100,000 with the Herd of the Hospice campaign. For more information about the charity go to www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk