Local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, donated a total of £12,000 to 12 different charities close to the hearts of its team members and the community in 2020, as part of its ongoing Community Fund scheme.
Over the course of last year, a different charity each month benefited from the Community Fund scheme, highlighting the housebuilder’s dedication to supporting the communities in which it builds. The money raised as part of the scheme, which launched in 2019, was in addition to £35,000 raised last year for the housebuilder’s charity of the year, York and Scarborough-based Safe and Sound Homes (SASH).
Since January 2020, Barratt Developments has donated to 12 deserving causes who needed more help than ever during the pandemic, including worthy Hull-based organisations such as Hey Smile Foundation, WISHH, Oakwood Dog Rescue, Beverley Community Lift and St Anne’s Residence near Brough.
Beverley Community Lift is a key local provider of minibus and car journeys offered voluntarily for residents who cannot easily use other forms of transport such as elderly, disabled or those who are isolated in rural areas with no ease-of-access to public transportation link. As well as the Oakwood Dog Rescue, a charity that was nominated by Gary Tate, Assistant Site Manager at Barratt Homes’ Harland Park, development in Cottingham, who once volunteered at the charity as a dog walker after leaving the Army.
In addition to this, the first donation of 2020 was made to Pickering-based charity Wilf Ward Trust, who help provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Since launching 34-years ago, the Trust has grown immensely with over 1,100 staff offering a large variety of supported living accommodation and residential services in care.
Daniel Smith, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented: “We are always looking for ways to support the communities in which we build, so we’re thrilled to have been able to donate £1,000 to each of these worthy charities and organisations with our Community Fund scheme throughout 2020, especially during the uncertainty that lockdown and the pandemic brought. We’re now looking forward to working closely with the local communities across East Yorkshire to offer support to 12 more charities in 2021.”
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