Staff at Barratt Homes Manchester have been tucking in to treats in a bid to raise money for ‘charity of the year’ Francis House Childrens Hospice.

Francis House CEO David Ireland and Barratt Manchester's company buyer Tony Heywood.
Francis House CEO David Ireland and Barratt Manchester’s company buyer Tony Heywood.

Tony Heywood, Company Buyer opened ‘Tony’s Tuck Shop’ in early 2017 and hasn’t looked back since, raising £5,555 in the last year by selling the nations favourite snacks to hungry employees.

Francis House provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship for children with life limiting conditions.

Tony said: “I decided to set up the tuck shop as it was an easy way to raise money and I knew that staff in the office would get involved!

“It is great to know that the money raised for Francis House is going towards such vital care for those who need it most and I am proud to have been able to help.”

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Manchester said, “We are delighted to have been able to raise and donate this money to Francis House. We have worked with this charity for a number of years and have formed a close relationship with them. It is wonderful to be able to support the vital work that Francis House do.”

Last year Barratt Manchester raised over £26,000 for Francis House through activities such as bake sales, charity golf tournaments and dress down days, bringing the total amount to just over £50,000.