Barratt Homes donation helps out local Aberdeen communities
Barratt Developments North Scotland has donated £1,000 to Streetsport Scotland and to Bucksburn Community Council, as part of its latest Community Fund giveaway.
Each year, Barratt Developments, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, works with a wide range of local causes and throughout the pandemic, the housebuilder has continued its work through the Community Fund to donate £1,000 to a deserving local cause in each of its three Scottish divisions every month.
As the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s flagship programme, Streetsport Scotland delivers several weekly ‘free to access’ programmes and sports activities for young people to take part in across Aberdeen. The programme aims to reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour and promotes health and wellbeing while encouraging inclusivity through sport.
Speaking of the donation Findlay Harkins, Streetsport assistant at the Denis Law Legacy Trust, said: “We would like to thank Barratt Homes for their donation; the money will go towards buying new equipment for our Streetsport sessions, and in turn allow even more young people across Aberdeen to access sport and participate in our activities.”
The £1,000 donation made to Bucksburn Community Council from the housebuilder will help repair some footpaths leading to the town’s local primary school, Brimmond Primary School from the nearby Barratt Homes ‘Hopecroft’ development.
Charles Shepherd, planning officer at Bucksburn and Newhills Community Council, added: “Bucksburn and Newhills Community Council would like to thank Barratt Homes for a very generous donation. The donation will help the Community Council construct a brand new footpath for the benefit of the residents and their children to walk safely to their primary school.”
David Palmer, managing director at Barratt Homes North Scotland, said: “Denis Law Legacy Trust’s Streetsport carries out brilliant work for children and young people in Aberdeen. We hope that our donation will help them continue to provide these crucial and important services through what have been difficult times.
“The restoration of the footpaths towards Brimmond Primary School will help families and children in Bucksburn, including those at our Hopecroft development, to make their way to school safely by foot. Both donations made are going towards valuable causes close to our employees’ hearts, and nominated by the team at Barratt Developments North Scotland.”
Now in its third year, the Barratt Homes Community Fund has pledged to donate £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation in the North of Scotland. Charities are nominated and voted for by employees of Barratt Homes and the focus for the fund continues to be on organisations that improve the quality of life for those living in the area.
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