Leading house-builder partners with homelessness charity to host event

An award-winning housebuilder has teamed up with a homelessness charity to sponsor one of its largest annual fundraising events.

Duchy Homes has come on board as the headline sponsor of Simon on the Streets’ fourth annual Rough Diamond Ball, which will take place on Thursday 10 May at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Leeds.

Founded in Yorkshire in 2011, Duchy Homes, has quickly earned a reputation for the highest standards in design, safety and quality, recognised by its repeated triumph year-on-year in the industry-acclaimed NHBC Awards.

Duchy Homes has grown significantly through thoughtful investment and a focus on building only the best quality homes and now has four divisions across the north of England and the Midlands.

The company is committed to giving back to the local communities in which it is building, and has a strong connection with Yorkshire as its place of formation. Simon on the Streets is a highly reputable charity in the Yorkshire region.

CEO of Duchy Homes, Dave Jones commented:

“Duchy Homes is proud to sponsor such a great event that will support the valuable work of Simon on the Streets in helping the homeless in our communities.”

“Working in the housebuilding industry means we especially connect with the value of having a place to call home and the importance of good quality living conditions.  We hope our sponsorship can make a big difference to those in need of support in finding a safe home.”

The Rough Diamond Ball invites corporate supporters and individuals to come together for a night of fundraising, celebration and inspiration. The event features a three-course meal, silent auction, and entertainment as well as an uncut ‘rough diamond’ as the main prize on the evening.

Established in 1999, Simon on the Streets is an independent charity, which relies solely on sponsorship, fundraising and donations.

The charity works with local people who are affected by homelessness and rough sleeping in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield. The organisation offers street-support to individuals who have complex needs and cannot access mainstream services, due to behavioural issues or mental illness.

Commenting on the event, general manager at Simon on the Streets, Gordon Laing said:

“The Rough Diamond Ball is a wonderful event which we look forward to every year. It is a chance for our supporters to come together for an evening of fundraising and entertainment and is always a fantastic occasion.”

“We’d like to thank Duchy Homes for their generosity and coming on board as the headline sponsor of the event. Simon on the Streets is solely funded by donations and sponsorships, we receive no local authority funding so rely heavily on companies such as Duchy Homes to fund our vital services.”