Barratt Bristol Donates £26,785 to Alzheimer’s Research UK
We’ve donated nearly £27,000 to the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, as our charity of the year.
Dementia is one of the world’s greatest health challenges, with almost one million people living with dementia in the UK. Funds raised will go towards pioneering dementia research that will help to make breakthroughs in dementia research possible.
The charity was chosen by us as part of a collective decision-making process that involved a staff survey. Numerous fundraising activities were arranged over the course of a year, most prior to the pandemic, including a cake sale, bingo, a quiz, a golf day, and an exclusive show home furniture sale to staff, friends and family.
In total, staff and friends raised £13,392.92 by taking part in these activities, with Barratt Homes doubling the donation to £26,785.84.
Andrea Pilgrim, sales director at Barratt Bristol says:
“We’re so proud of our staff for their incredible efforts in raising this significant sum for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and we’re delighted to have been able to double the funds raised.
“At Barratt Homes, it’s hugely important to us to be able to help make a positive difference to people’s lives and charitable donations such as this one are just one of the ways we make this happen.”
Vicky Lake, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, says:
“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as Barratt Bristol’s charity partner of the year and to receive such an incredible amount. Sadly, Alzheimer’s Research UK has faced a drop in funds due to COVID-19 and this is putting dementia research at risk. But thanks to the heart-warming efforts from staff at Barratt Bristol, we can continue funding groundbreaking dementia research, which will help us to transform the lives of everyone affected by the condition.”
In addition to this fundraising activity, we donate £1,000 every month to local causes in the South West as part of our commitment to supporting the communities where we are building new homes. Recent support included donations to local foodbanks which experienced unprecedented demand due to lockdown and the Covid pandemic.
To find out more about Barratt Homes visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000.
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