Housebuilder and developer Larkfleet Homes ( has joined forces with Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy to help raise funds for a school in Kenya.

In July, the Bourne school held an ‘Africa Day’ during which pupils learnt about the continent, set up money-raising stalls and produced some African inspired art.

Larkfleet has agreed to display a selection of the artwork produced by pupils at its Abbeyfields showhome, located on Spalding Road in Bourne. Members of the public and parents of pupils are invited to visit the exhibition and to vote for their favourite piece over the half term break (19-25 October). The exhibition will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day (and until 6:00 pm on Thursday 24 October).

The pupil who created the artwork which receives the most votes will win a selection of art materials donated by Larkfleet Homes.

The Bourne school works closely with local group, Friends of Nyansakia (, which raises money for an impoverished community – including a primary school which has approximately 1,000 pupils – in Nyansakia, Kenya.

For each vote cast during the half term break, Larkfleet Homes will make a £1 donation to the Friends of Nyansakia, which will be added to the total the pupils raised during the school’s ‘Africa Day’ in July.

Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes, commented: “It is a pleasure to work with Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy to raise money for the community and school in Nyansakia. With the ‘Africa Day’ and art exhibition, pupils and their parents, as well as members of the Bourne community, have the opportunity to help people living over 4,000 miles away.”

Larkfleet’s Abbeyfields development comprises two and three-bedroom properties with prices starting at just £124,995. The development is ideal for first-time buyers and young growing families looking to invest in a larger home.

PV (photovoltaic) panels can be added to selected properties at Abbeyfields as an ‘additional extra’ for homebuyers. The PV panels produce electricity from daylight, generating useable power even on cloudy days so residents can benefit from reduced energy bills and an income from selling their excess power to the grid as part of the government’s Feed In Tariff scheme.

The government’s Help to Buy scheme is available at Abbeyfields so homebuyers could potentially own 100 per cent of a new home with just a 75 per cent mortgage and 5 per cent deposit.

Larkfleet has several developments across the East Midlands and East of England including Bourne, Pinchbeck and Deeping (Lincolnshire), Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) and Oakham (Rutland) which offer plenty of choice for those looking to purchase a home.

For more details on Abbeyfields, please visit or call the sales office on 01778 392795. The sales office is open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day and until 6:00 pm on Thursdays.