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CELEBRATING THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE WITH A BIG TREE PLANT

Staff at the Centurion Village development in Leyland recently took part in a Jubilee Big Tree Plant to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s reign, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes – subsidiaries of Barratt Group - have planted over 1,500 trees in communities across Britain. The Jubilee Big Tree Plant saw the country’s largest housebuilder plant trees to recognise the Queen’s wish to create a legacy for future generations. Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “Her Majesty The Queen has been a constant positive force in all…

BARRATT HOMES LEAVES KIDS EGGSTATIC WITH EASTER EGG DONATION

Barratt Homes Manchester has donated £100 worth of Easter eggs to Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club for the Easter holidays. Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club, close to Barratt Homes’ Amberswood Rise development in Greater Manchester, received a donation of Easter eggs from us to replace a number of Easter eggs stolen from the club gym in the weeks prior. The family run club provides coaching sessions for children in the community as young as three years old, to children ages 16+ and adults too. With qualified coaches, Wigan and Leigh Wrestling Club have been a huge support to the local community…

LANCASHIRE PUPILS SHOW BARRATT HOMES THE STAR FEATURES OF THEIR COMMUNITY

Following our success in achieving a Five Star status for the 13th consecutive year, Barratt Homes Manchester has received a colourful tribute from the children at a nursery in Longridge. The Five Star status, accredited by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), comes from over 90% of surveyed customers stating they would recommend Barratt Homes to a friend. To mark the announcement, we encouraged the pupils of Alston Lane Catholic Primary School and Nursery to colour in a number of stars and note their favourite things about where they live. Barratt Homes’ Bowland Meadow development is located just a short distance…

MERSEYSIDE HOSPICE RECEIVES £1,750 DONATION FROM BARRATT HOMES

Barratt Homes Manchester has recently made a donation of £1,750 to St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton to support end-of-life and palliative nursing care for its patients. In providing a helping hand for the hospice - which looks after approximately 200 people in Sefton, Liverpool and West Lancashire each year - the leading housebuilder has supported the high-quality care offered to those approaching the end of their lives. St Joseph’s Hospice, located close to our Pinewood Park development in Formby, has a range of services to offer nursing care within a peaceful, home from home environment surrounded by 12 acres of…

BARRATT HOMES PROVIDES £1,000 HELPING HAND FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL CLUB

Barratt Homes Manchester has donated £1,000 to Hattersley Football Club to help with running costs and to put their staff through higher level coaching badges. Originally founded in 2001, in 2017 the club took steps to open a small football academy that operates on Saturday mornings with the view of providing a higher level of coaching to the children in the area. Altogether, Hattersley FC has nine teams of various ages which has ensured accessible football lessons from the age of four years old and upwards. The club’s home games are played at the Ken Ward Centre in Hattersley, which…

DONATION TO ST CATHERINE’S HOSPICE IN PRESTON

Barratt Homes Manchester has donated £1,750 to St. Catherine’s Hospice in Preston to help with running costs and new equipment. St Catherine’s Hospice cares for adults across multiple areas in Lancashire with a total population of around 380,000 people. The hospice itself cares for around 2,000 patients and families each year. Hospice care differs to hospital care in that it aims to avoid the stressful conditions of the latter, instead focusing on making their patients as comfortable and content as they can be. The donation from Barratt Homes will help employees at the hospice continue to do exactly that. Emma…

£1,000 HELPING HAND FOR ONCE UPON A SMILE

Barratt Homes Manchester has donated £1,000 to Once Upon a Smile to help with running costs to support bereaved families. After its founding in 2011, Once Upon a Smile made it their mission to offer practical and emotional support to those faced with having to adjust to life without a loved one and the housebuilder’s contribution will go towards the running of the bereavement centre, Sidley House. One of the main outlets of the charity’s support is Sidley House, a dedicated children’s bereavement centre that encourages a healthy, safe environment. As a result of the pandemic, many of the charity’s…

BARRATT HOMES HELPS PUT THE PIECES IN PLACE WITH DONATION TO JIGSAW, BURY

Jigsaw Bury comprises of two sub-groups: Jigsaw and Jigsaw Link. The former is a sports and social group for young disabled people that promotes joy and independence, whilst the latter is a support service that helps disabled people over the age of 50 engage with others and make friends at weekly gatherings. The charity currently operates out of Bury Business Centre where it utilises the surrounding area with great effect, such as using the adjacent green space to host picnics and games. On the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jigsaw were unable to offer their regular support programmes as gatherings…

£1,000 HELPING HAND FOR DOUGLAS MACMILLAN HOSPICE

Trentham-based charity Douglas Macmillan Hospice has received a helping hand from Barratt Homes in the form of a £1,000 donation towards its maintenance costs. Douglas Macmillan, now merged with local children’s hospice, The Donna Louise, receive the grand gesture from Barratt Homes as a contribution towards its specialised focus on hospice care for children. Although the merge has strengthened the financial situation of the hospice, it is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the donation from Barratt Homes will support its daily operations. Jill Bowler, Head of Legacies, Individual Giving & Trusts at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, said: “Here…

£1,000 CONTRIBUTION TO BLYTHE HOUSE

Following its initial set up in 1989 with a ‘Legacy’ donation, a Chapel-en-le Frith day hospice has received a £1,000 contribution from Barratt Homes from its own Legacy initiative. Blythe House, which supports people within the High Peak community with life-limiting illnesses, will use the funding to support its Hospice at Home care, which allows patients to receive care from the comfort of their own home at the end of their lives. Barratt is building nearby at Midshires Meadow in Whaley Bridge, has covered the costs of a carer for 66 hours. The hospice offers a multitude of services which include…