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BARRATT HOMES SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK WITH DONATION

In recognition of Anti-Bullying Week (15th to 19th November), Barratt has donated friendship benches to nurseries across Cheshire and Lancashire. The nurseries have received a friendship bench for children to use when they need to talk to someone. It is inscribed with the message: ‘We sit, we chat and ask each other questions. We leave as friends, with all good intentions.’ Anti-Bullying Week is led by Anti-Bullying Alliance, which is a coalition of organisations and individuals, with the aim to create safe environments for children to learn, play and flourish without judgement or scrutiny. The Anti-Bullying Alliance recognises that a small conversation…

BARRATT HELPS PUPILS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE FOR ROAD SAFETY WEEK

  Pupils across various schools and nurseries in Cheshire and Lancashire recently received a donation of reflective vests to help them shine bright whilst on their way to and from school for Road Safety Week in November (15th to 21st November). The schools and nurseries were given reflective vests for its pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in. Road Safety Week runs in November each year and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot. Fiona Heppenstall, Acting Headteacher at Barnacre Road…

HEROES FOR HEROES: NORTHWICH AMBULANCE STATION GETS SWEET THANK YOU FROM BARRATT

All staff and volunteers at the centre were gifted boxes of Cadbury’s Heroes chocolates as a way to show our appreciation for their hard work during the country’s vaccination effort. The station is located close to the Barratt’s development on Shipbrook Road, Dane View, and there was so much chocolate that they were shared with hardworking staff at other ambulance stations in the county. Darren Hatton, Acting Operations Manager for North West Ambulance Service Cheshire and Merseyside South West Sector, said: “Thank you so much to Barratt Homes for their kind donation to the North West Ambulance Service. The chocolates…

APPLETON CRICKET CLUB BOWLED OVER WITH NEW SPONSORSHIP

Barratt is building new homes in at Orchard Meadows in Appleton and have sponsored the club’s women’s team, allowing them to carry on enjoying the well-loved sport. The three year sponsorship will help the club to pay for a coach to help develop the senior women’s players and will free up ECB Level 3 coach and Appleton women’s 1st XI captain, Jess Lewis, to work with 5 to 11 year old girls and boys starting cricket through the club’s All Stars and Dynamos programmes. Antony Hurst, Chair of Appleton Cricket Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barratt Homes Manchester…

THE GINGERBREAD CENTRE UNVEILS NEW OUTDOOR AREA

Barratt Homes donated £1,000 to the centre through it’s Barratt Legacy scheme, aiming to support the local community in the areas in which it builds. The Gingerbread Centre supports families in Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas who have been made homeless, or are at risk of being made homeless for any reason. The new outdoor areas will provide a great space for families to play and bond outdoors whilst forming relationships with others. Chris Belyavin, Fundraiser at The Gingerbread Centre, said: “We have waited a long time to complete this refurbishment and the space has just been unused…

UK CHILDREN’S CHARITY HAS WISH GRANTED BY FAIRY GODBUILDER WITH £1,000 DONATION

A charity supporting children across the UK with life threatening illnesses has received £1,000 towards a virtual Easter egg making event from Barratt Homes Manchester as part of its Legacy scheme. Founded in Nottingham in 1990, When You Wish upon a Star aim to bring smiles to the faces of brave children suffering from life threatening illnesses, and have granted over 18,500 wishes to children across the UK. Wishes range from wanting to be a princess, to specialised medical equipment. The list is endless, and When You Wish upon a Star works hard to make happen. Set to celebrate their…

RAISING THE CURTAIN ON HYDE FESTIVAL THEATRE WITH £1,000 DONATION

Built in 1903, the 232-seat theatre has unfortunately been closed to the public for over 12 months and theatre volunteers have been using this time to update and refresh the venue. Vanessa Rothwell, Committee Member at Hyde Festival Theatre, said: “The arts and cultural sectors have been hard hit by the Covid pandemic, virtually all of the venues income comes from hire of our rehearsal and performance spaces, we have been dark as a venue for over 12 months.” Fortunately, Hyde Festival Theatre has received two grants from the local authority specifically for organisations who are struggling through the pandemic.…

BARRATT HELPS GUIDE MANCHESTER CHARITY TO SUCCESS WITH £1,000 DONATION

An organisation supporting homeless people in Manchester has received a £1,000 donation towards a new project currently in development from Barratt Homes as part of its Legacy scheme. Committed to leaving a legacy in the areas in which it builds, Barratt Homes Manchester has donated the funds to the Manchester division of Invisible Cities, where the developer is currently building homes at a number of sites. Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains local people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own cities, offering these alternative tours to tourists and locals. Partnering with official tour…

STAFFORDSHIRE CHARITY RECIEVES SWEET TREAT WITH £1,000 DONATION

The Stoke-on-Trent Gingerbread Centre supports families in the city and surrounding area who have been made homeless, or are at risk of being made homeless, for any reason. Chris Belyavin, Fundraiser at The Gingerbread Centre, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to Barratt Homes for their support, they are really helping to make a difference. “The donation will go towards the refurbishment of our outdoor community and play area which currently is not fit for purpose. We plan to relay a block paving area and install a new safe play surface and new play equipment.” The…

MERSEYSIDE BEREAVEMENT CHARITY RECIEVES OVER £1,700

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB has received the donation to continue its work helping children and young people grieving a significant loss in their lives. The donation comes from Barratt Homes’ Legacy scheme and David Wilson Homes’ Our Space Your Place scheme. These initiatives seek to donate to organisations and charities within the developers’ operational areas to ensure the progression and improvements of its surrounding communities. Paul Cronin, Trustee and Treasurer at Rainbows Bereavement Support GB, said: “Rainbows Bereavement Support GB (RainbowsGB) are extremely grateful for the generous donation from David Wilson Homes and Barratt Homes. “Most of our Registered Directors…