Barratt Homes directors pull out the stops for Bristol homeless charity
Directors from Barratt Homes in Bristol donned their work overalls for the day to help a leading city charity create vital homes for homeless people.
Managing director Russell Glimstead said the directors joined Help Bristol’s Homeless for the day and also donated £1,000 to the charity from the new Barratt Homes Community Fund.
“The charity is doing a tremendous job in transforming old containers into homes while people access a permanent home and we were pleased to play a small part in their valuable work,” said Russell.
“We were involved in a wide range of tasks from clearing an area of the site through to painting and it was a good opportunity for us to learn more about the charity and how it is a vital resource in the city.”
Barratt Homes contractors have also been involved in helping the charity create the new homes. They have been involved in everything from clearing the site, supplying materials and even building a brand new 21 metre wall.
“As with all projects the key is working in partnership and it has been tremendous to see so many people join forces to help the charity and hopefully alleviate the homeless problem in Bristol,” said Russell.
Jasper Thompson, founder of Help Bristol’s Homeless added: “We really appreciate the help and support that we have been given by Barratt Homes. This kind of support is invaluable to a project like ours, and it’s great to see corporate responsibility from such an established company. Together we believe we can make a difference.”