A BUILDING firm constructing an estate in Eastburn is also helping build homes in Africa.

Staff from Miller Homes, which is developing Airedale Lea next to Airedale Hospital, is supporting global charity Habitat For Humanity which is working in Malawi.

Miller’s Yorkshire team have held a number of fundraising events in order to hit the company’s target of raising £100,000 for the charity.

Events included a golf day, bake sales and a Black and Gold, where they welcomed colleagues returning to the UK from constructing homes in Malawi.

Neil Reaney, the customer services director for Miller Homes North, said: “We were delighted to welcome over 400 guests to our venue in Leeds and to raise over £18,000 from the ball.”

Suppliers, colleagues, friends and members of the Miller team from across the UK attended, including chief executive Chris Endsor, and Adam Patterson and Gabrielle Crowther who were part of the team that travelled to Malawi.

Mr Reaney added: “We have the greatest admiration for our colleagues who worked so hard and constructed homes for families in Malawi giving them somewhere to feel safe and secure.

“It has been very humbling for us all to be involved with such an amazing charity and makes us appreciate the homes we create across Yorkshire even more.”

During the evening guests enjoyed a meal, pledged during a live auction and danced to band Munch.