A substantial contribution from sales at Embassy Gardens to be donated to the organisation
[London: 23rd May]: Today Embassy Gardens announces its partnership with JDRF, the UK’s leading type 1 diabetes charity. To support the charity, a substantial contribution will be donated per property sold between 25th May and 25th June 2017 at its Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms.
JDRF is part of a global network that funds world-class research into the condition, as well as providing invaluable support to those living with it and their families. Currently, type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK, 29,000 of which are children. It is a condition that can affect anyone at any time and occurs when a person’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells, which produce insulin, in the pancreas. Insulin facilitates the body’s absorption of glucose from the bloodstream, without which blood glucose levels become dangerously high. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has publicly spoken about her own experiences of living with type 1 diabetes and has attended JDRF events.
To launch the partnership with the charity, on 24th May 2017 the developers will host a Research Briefing and Reception event at the Embassy Gardens marketing suite. The event will provide an important update on the charity’s latest research into type 1 diabetes and will be attended by JDRF’s top supporters including broadcast journalist Justin Webb.
Embassy Gardens is a landmark development set within the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area. The charity was an obvious fit for the developers as health and wellness is central to the Embassy Gardens ethos. The resident amenities and homes are designed to provide a tranquil and relaxing living environment and the development is characterised by its variety of open green spaces. Residents are free to enjoy the development’s sunken gardens, private squares and winding ravine which form part of the new linear park which will run from Vauxhall to Battersea Park.
The onsite EG:LE private members club raises the bar on residential development amenities in London. The completed facilities include a private gym and yoga studio, screening room, traditional library and lounge area. In addition, the architecturally stunning Sky Pool and sky deck at the top of two of the buildings currently under construction will incorporate a spa, summer bar and the Orangery, which will bring the relaxed feeling of the Mediterranean to central London, allowing guests to relax in a private space which brings the outside in.
Dean Benton, JDRF’s Director of Fundraising in the UK, said: “We are very grateful to the developers for their fantastic gesture of donating £10,000 per property sold in the month from 25 May. The purchase of these new builds will help build on vital research into type 1 diabetes – to make a real difference for all who live with type 1 diabetes, and their loved ones.”
Jubie Wigan, whose daughter lives with type 1 diabetes, added: “Having done fundraising of my own, and knowing how far the money can go in terms of research and improving the lives of our brave little stars, I am eternally grateful to Embassy Gardens for making this pledge which could potentially raise a huge amount for JDRF. With all of our efforts combined, we really WILL make a difference”
Jenny Steen, Sales Director at Ballymore, added: “We are really excited to be announcing this partnership with JDRF, it is such a great charity that has the ability to make a real difference to so many lives. Health and wellbeing is really important to Ballymore and we hope we are able to make a make a significant contribution to the research into this condition.”
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