North of Scotland charities benefit from share of £520,900 national boost from Barratt Developments

Friends of Anchor with their donation

BARRATT Developments – which includes Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Oregon Timber Frame Ltd – is celebrating a year of giving after its charitable efforts topped more than £520,000 in donations across Scotland.

Each year, the five-star housebuilder supports a wide range of organisations promoting health, employability and care among many other causes. This is done through various charity initiatives, including the Barratt Developments Scotland Community Fund, which donates £1,500 to a deserving local cause in each of its Scottish divisions every month.

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Over the last 12 months, Barratt Developments has provided financial support to a diverse mix of charities in the north of Scotland – coming at a vital time when many families, individuals and organisations have been affected by rising costs. In total, £81,000 has been donated to good causes in the north of Scotland.

Support was given to multiple charities, with a £40,000 donation given to CFINE, which helps to fight hunger and tackle food waste across the north of Scotland.

Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation based in Elgin, which provides supports for children with cancer, was awarded a funding boost of £10,000, while Friends of Anchor, which raises funds to support cancer patients in the north-east of Scotland, also received £10,000.

Other organisations recieving funding from the housebuilder in 2023 included AberNecessities, which provides disadvantaged children with essential items; Rainbow Rogues based in Ellon, a support organisation for families with children who are disabled or have additional support needs; mental health charity Mikeysline; and The Seed Box which provides horticultural training and outdoor therapy for adults with additional support needs.

David Palmer, Barratt Developments’ Managing Director for North Scotland,said: “As the country’s leading housebuilder, we are committed to creating a positive legacy and making a genuine contribution towards the communities in which we build our homes.

“Our teams have raised a fantastic amount which has been donated to a variety of causes this year – touching the lives of countless individuals and families in need. The funds raised will be used to support a wide range of initiatives, including providing food and shelter to the homeless, offering opportunities to underprivileged and vulnerable young people, and providing vital healthcare and wellbeing support for those who are struggling.

“There is so much important work being undertaken by organisations up and down the country, and we look to continue supporting a diverse mix of causes in 2024. We would like to thank everyone who suggested charities and supported our fundraising activities this year.”

The full list of 2023’s beneficiaries includes:

  • Aberlour Childrens Trust
  • AberNecessities
  • BECS Because Everyone Counts
  • Rainbow Rogues
  • Mikeysline
  • Carse of Gowrie Men’s Shed
  • Station House Media Unit
  • The Seed Box
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Tayside Dynamos
  • 865 Portlethen Air Cadets
  • North Sound Cash For Kids
  • WhizzKids London Marathon
  • Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation
  • Dundee Bairns
  • Friends of ANCHOR
  • St Columba’s Hospice
  • Smart Works Scotland
  • Stepping Stones
  • SiMBA
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Move On
  • Health in Mind
  • Simpson Babies Special Care
  • Sleep Scotland
  • Cyrenians
  • Edinburgh Women’s Aid
  • Lasswade Community Rugby Trust
  • The Lighthouse Club East Scotland
  • Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project 
  • Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts
  • Launch Foods
  • Smart Works Glasgow
  • Hope for Autism
  • HomeStart Glasgow North & North Lanarkshire
  • St Andrews Hospice
  • Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Care
  • Tiny Changes
  • Tullochan
  • Kindness Homeless Street Team
  • SupERKids
  • Hawick Acorn Project Initiative
  • Borders Additional Needs Group
  • Teviot Wheels
  • Harris Trust
  • Hawick Scout Group
  • St Teresa’s Hospice
  • Scottish Air Ambulance
  • Cancer Research UK 
  • The Margaret Kerr Unit
  • The Borders Green Team
  • Queens House Kelso Ltd
  • Selkirk Food Bank

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