Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands donate £2,000 to the Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark
Developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands donated £2,000 to a children’s charity and invited them for a tour of its upcoming development.
Representatives from the Children’s Bereavement Centre, Kate Baxter and Rachel Wilson, joined the homebuilder’s managing director, Chris Southgate, and quantity surveyor Bex Chatfield to receive a cheque at the Fernwood site.
The donation was part of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Community Fund scheme, where the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 a month to charities and organisations in the area.
Another £1,000 was donated by Barratt Developments Plc as a token to celebrate the success of senior buyer Cheryl Arnold’s fundraising for the charity at her annual garden party, at which she raised £1,542.40.
Cheryl has donated the proceeds of her party to the charity for the previous two years, with money raised through refreshments, a cake stall, a raffle, squares and a guess the weight of the planter competition.
Kate Baxter, Children’s Bereave-ment Centre director, said: “We are delighted to be selected as a recipient from the Barratt and David Wilson Homes Community Fund and to then receive a further donation through their match funding policy is just the icing on the cake.
“As a local charity providing essential support to children and families within the community it is very fitting that we are being supported by an organisation that builds communities.
“This donation will provide vital funds, ensuring we can continue to be there to support local children and their families when they need us most. A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved.”
The Newark centre, which helps with the grieving process brought on by the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close, helped more than 780 children last year.
Mr Southgate said: “We wanted to go the extra mile with this donation and welcomed Kate and Rachel to join us in celebrating the work starting at our Fernwood development.”