06 April, 2023      Company UpdatesCore ValuesCSR

Easter is a time of year that can be even more challenging for people and families struggling to afford food, especially with the current cost-of-living crisis. That’s why our colleagues (or Novus Easter Bunnies) across Great Britain wanted to play their part in donating Easter Eggs to local Food Banks to support or Easter Appeal.

Poverty in the UK

According to the Social Metrics Commission report, 14.3 million people are in poverty in the UK, of which 8.3 million are working-age adults, 4.6 million are children, and 1.3 million are of pension age.

It is clear that from these figures, many people struggle to afford food and it’s estimated that over 500,000 people in the UK are now reliant on food parcels, with 2 million people in the UK deemed to be “undernourished”.

How Novus Has Been Helping this Easter

Below are just some of the highlights of how Novus teams throughout Great Britain have supported our Food Bank (Easter) Appeal:

East Midlands

Our East Midlands subcontractors Emmott and Pearce Electrical generously donated 40 Easter eggs to help less fortunate children this Easter.

Our team have also delivered Easter Eggs to Bromford Housing residents in Rugeley and donated prizes for their raffle.

Whilst working on a roofing contract for our client EMH Group in Ilkeston, we also gave out Easter Eggs to the local residents to thank them for their patience throughout the works.

Lee Hall Place - East Midlands


Easter Egg Appeal - North Wales (2)

North Wales Hospital Easter Egg Donation

North Wales Easter Appeal

North Wales

Our North Wales team is continually building their pile of chocolate eggs to help put a smile on children’s faces who would have otherwise gone without.

Overall 247 Easter Eggs and 65 Cadburys Crème Eggs have been donated to eight locations in North Wales including: the Children’s ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, The Trussel Trust Foodbanks in Wrexham, Bangor and Anglesey, Caia Park Adventure Playground in Wrexham, Women’s Aid in Wrexham, St Giles Church in Wrexham, Rhos Community Café and Foodbank in Wrexham.

The local children were delighted to receive the eggs but even more so to see the Easter Bunny! A big thank you to our Site Supervisor Nick Rogers for playing the Easter bunny and our subcontractors in North Wales who donated chocolate eggs.  These include:


Our Midlands team has also been supporting our Easter Appeal by delivering chocolate eggs and activity packs to families whilst completing handover and customer aftercare visits in Burntwood.

In addition to this, the team along with our client Cannock Chase Council have collected and donated Easter treats to The Cannock Chase Children’s Centre. The donations will go to vulnerable families in the area.

Our Birmingham subcontractor Doorfit has also shown their support by donating a variety of Easter Eggs to our Appeal. Thank you for helping put a smile on children’s faces!

Easter Egg Appeal - Midlands;

Easter Egg Appeal - Midlands

Burton Easter Egg Donation to Local Hosptial and Burton Soup Kitchen

East Staffordshire

Our Burton roofing team has also been busy delivering Easter Eggs to poorly children at their local hospital, as well as to local charity Burton soup kitchen which helps vulnerable families in the area. Thank you to Star Scaffolding, Capital Roofing and TMS asbestos removals for your generous donations!

South England

Our Basingstoke team has also been busy supporting our Easter Appeal and have delivered over 50 Easter eggs to their local women’s charity and children services.

Basingstoke Easter Egg Appeal 2

Glasgow Easter Appeal


Our Glasgow team has delivered Easter eggs to their local food bank which will help support those users at The Greater Easterhouse Supporting Hands Rehabilitation Café.

Thank You
A huge thank you to our teams, clients, subcontractors and supply chain for your generous donations, hard work and dedication in supporting our nationwide Easter Appeal! Watch the video below to see our teams in action.

Reflecting on Housing 2024

Reflecting on Housing 2024

We’re delighted to have had a successful presence at Housing 2024, a key event in our annual calendar. The three-day event sees stakeholders from across the housing sector come together at Manchester Central to discuss and collaborate to identify solutions.


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