Charity Spotlight: Barratt raises over £150,000 to help support Glasgow families

Charity Spotlight: Barratt raises over £150,000 to help support Glasgow families

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Barratt Homes West Scotland has spurred on an audience of 600 to help raise an incredible £156,000 towards supporting families and children facing difficult times.

The housebuilder held its annual charity dinner at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on Friday last week, with this year’s proceeds going to Launch Foods – an organisation that provides children living in poverty with nutritious meals after school and during the holidays.

The enterprise has funded over 750,000 free meals and has now opened Launch Coffee in the city centre, with proceeds helping to feed 300 children each day. Its food truck also delivers free hot meals to a number of primary schools across the city.

Craig Johnson, Launch Foods founder, said: “We are blown away by this donation from Barratt Homes West Scotland - it’s a massive amount of money to receive and we want to thank everyone at the dinner for being so generous. A cash injection like this one will make such a difference to the families and schools we support and will help us to continue the good work we are doing.

“Special thanks to the team at Barratt for their ongoing support and for facilitating the dinner. We couldn’t have raised this amount of money without them.”

David Scott, managing director, Barratt Homes West Scotland, added: “Launch Foods is doing some fantastic work to help families living in poverty and we’re thrilled to continue supporting this charity. Craig and the team are going above and beyond, and we understand how vital donations like this are to help fund the day-to-day and to keep organisations afloat.

“The fact that Barratt can help financially is fantastic but we’ll continue to support the charity on initiatives across the board as we are fully behind the cause.”

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