At Cannon Kirk we strongly believe that we don’t just build homes, we build communities. Our involvement does not stop when construction ends either. Our Community Matters programme provides opportunities for Cannon Kirk homeowners to meet socially and sponsorship for groups looking to support their communities. In this way, we can help our residents fully realise the potential of our developments as great places to live.
Builders are by and large can-do people, but the awful truth is that two construction workers commit suicide in the UK every day. Similarly, stress, anxiety, and depression now account for a fifth of all work-related illnesses.
Cannon Kirk is proud to be Annual Company Supporter of The Lighthouse Club. This fantastic charity offers critical assistance to construction workers encountering mental and physical problems, as well as financial grants for their families in times of crisis.
The Lighthouse Club’s latest outreach initiative, Help Inside the Hard Hat, draws attention to the huge range of pro-active support on offer, including a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, a free app and mental health training.
To find out about the great work The Lighthouse Club does, visit www.lighthouseclub.org
The arts enrich all our lives, especially those of children. To that end, Littleport residents have delighted in a series of summer theatre shows, held outdoors at Yeoman’s Field in the heart of the development.
Delivered in conjunction with The Library Presents, The Pocket Theatre have charmed and enchanted children of all ages with performances combining slapstick, magic, and the importance of stories.
2023 will mark the fourth year of the Cannon Kirk-sponsored programme, with Littleport families already wondering what The Pocket Theatre will treat them to next.
Caring for our local environment
Cannon Kirk respects our local environment. We are also always looking to support initiatives providing lasting social value. Imagine our delight then at hearing about a group that does both at once!
A Littleport-based community group brings together local children and families to make their shared environment that little bit better. Cannon Kirk has donated litter picking equipment to the group and aims to provide further support as their activities expand.
Sports team sponsorship
Sport is a great unifier, doubly so for youth sports. Cannon Kirk prides itself on investing in local communities through ongoing sports sponsorship programmes.
We were pleased to support March Town Athletic FC, acting as kit sponsor for all the age levels of the fast-growing youth team.
Honouring the Past
Much like many rural locations, Caistor, a lovely market town today, had experienced tremendous poverty. Over 180 destitute people were housed in the Victorian Caistor Workhouse at its peak in the 1880s.
The workhouse was transformed into a facility for people with learning difficulties in the 1930s. The location was transferred to the National Health Service in 1948, where it was given the name Caistor Hospital.
The outdated complex eventually closed in 1990 and was left to deteriorate, until Cannon Kirk transformed the site into the picturesque homes we know today.
On November 19, 2022, a memorial honouring the past of the Romans Walk area was revealed. Funded by Cannon Kirk, the memorial features a large piece of masonry salvaged by a local resident from the old workhouse. In the foreground is a cross rescued by Cannon Kirk from the derelict chapel during the redevelopment.
Littleport festival ends with a bang!
Winter Wonderland is a yearly festival held at Littleport Community Primary School. A day of seasonal entertainments raises funds for extracurricular activities.
The school PTFA approached Cannon Kirk to sponsor the 2022 festival’s closing firework display. We were more than happy to oblige.
The 2022 festival raised over £5,000 for the children. This funded a London theatre trip, transport to a concert, plus benches for the newly built Forest School classroom.