A GENEROUS bunch of builders from the North West are hoping to hit the big time after making a music video of the re-worked Madness classic song “Our House”.
The spoof video, which has already been shared thousands of times, is being used to promote a prize draw in which they are giving away a brand new house worth £250,000 that they are currently building.
Every penny of ticket sales will go to help care for seriously ill children at their local children’s hospice, Derian House, based in Chorley, Lancashire.
Gaffer – aka Kingswood Homes Managing Director Paul Jones – said: “Personally, I think if we spend a third of our lives at work, work really should be fun and the video shows that working at Kingswood certainly is with lots of the team taking part.”
The house referred to in the Kingswood music video and up for grabs in the Great Big House giveaway prize draw, is a three-bedroom detached home worth a quarter of a million pounds.
Site manager Liam Reilly, who is overseeing construction of the house at Green Hills, Blackburn, was the creative brain behind the new lyrics and is also lead vocalist on the track.
He said: “Being in the recording studio was a bit different to my normal day to day work on site but it was a great experience. Who knows we might go for Christmas number one next.”
Caroline Taylor, Head of Income at Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “The video was created as a surprise for us at Derian House and we absolutely love it! The fact that the whole workforce got involved really means a lot to us. And as well as raising cash for seriously ill children, it helps to raise awareness of our charity.
“It costs £5.7million every year to run services at Derian House and so Kingswood Homes supporting us in this way is vital to ensuring we can continue supporting families now and in the future.”
Kingswood was recently named Housebuilder of the Year in the Insider North West Residential Property Awards.
A rapidly growing business, the company has gone from building 36 homes in the year to March 2020, to 100-plus in the last financial year and is targeting 250 homes a year by 2024-25.
As Liam’s lyrics suggest, six tickets for the Great Big House Giveaway can be purchased for just £5. There will be a guaranteed winner, to be announced at a gala ball at Hoghton Tower on September 17. For more information about the prize draw see www.derianhouse.co.uk/house.