Leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has raised over £21,000 for its chosen Charity of the Year, Treetops Hospice Care.

The money raised will go towards providing nursing care and emotional support for adults with a life-limiting illness, and those who’ve been bereaved.  Registered charity Treetops Hospice Care, based in Risley, supports over 1,800 patients every year, and their loved ones.

Fundraising efforts by Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands included a hike through Derbyshire countryside and a company golf day followed by an evening event.

Employees continued their fundraising throughout the year with a ‘Barratt Bake Off’, dress down days and raffles.

The total of £21,535 includes a match funding donation by parent company Barratt Developments.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes representatives Sandra Gordon, Jack Donnelly and Abi Garvey met with Ian Fraser, Treetops Head of Fundraising and Laura McWha, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at the hospice.

A huge difference to the patients we care for and their loved ones

Laura said:

“It’s been such a pleasure to work with the staff team from Barratt and David Wilson Homes over the last year and we’re thrilled with the incredible amount of money they’ve raised for the hospice.

“Everyone has worked really hard to support Treetops and it will make a huge difference to the patients we care for, and their loved ones. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported us.”

A pleasure to be able to support the vital work

Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said:

“We are delighted to announce that we have managed to raise £21,000 for our charity of the year, Treetops Hospice Care.

“As a leading housebuilder we understand the importance of supporting charities and communities and strive to give back wherever we can. It is a pleasure to be able to support the vital work being carried out by the charity and the work they do is very admirable.

“Treetops Hospice Care was chosen as our charity of the year in January 2019 and since then our employees have been working to raise funds for the cause, with the main events being a Derbyshire hike and a corporate golf day.”

Treetops services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has been awarded the maximum five star rating from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the ninth year in a row and recently celebrated its 60 year anniversary. With quality at the forefront of every development, each home Barratt Homes North Midlands builds is crafted to the highest standard by award winning Site Managers