We are so pleased to announce that our latest Company of the Month is Barratt Developments!

This month, we would like to thank the team at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West as they completed another fundraiser to take their fundraising to an incredible total of over £60,000 raised for Candlelighters!

Last month, eight members of the Land and Technical teams from Barratt Developments Yorkshire West came together to each accumulate five kilometres a day for five days by running, walking or cycling. The team managed to raise a fabulous £1,075, which will be matched by Barratt’s Group Charity Committee, taking the final total to £2,150 raised for the charity.

Last year marked Barratt Developments Yorkshire West’s longstanding five-year partnership with Candlelighters and they have now raised an impressive £62,641 in that time.

Speaking about the challenge, Gavin Birch, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, comments: “We’re extremely proud of our Land and Technical teams for taking part in another fundraising activity for Candlelighters.

Taking part in runs, walks, and cycles of this length can be challenging, especially five days in a row. Sticking to that commitment, especially during the recent stormy weather, is commendable.

Our partnership with Candlelighters is incredibly important to us, and we’re so pleased to have kicked off the year with another fundraising activity for them.

Over the years Barratt Developments Yorkshire West have been involved in a range of fundraising activities to get to this amazing total. They have taken on the challenges of the Great North Run and York 10k, hosted annual golf days, and supported Candlelighters at some of their events.

They also demonstrated wonderful support for Candlelighters at Christmas with volunteering to wrap Christmas presents and at the Candlelighters Christmas party!

Iain Blackwood Hobbs, Partnerships Executive at Candlelighters, said: “Barratt Developments Yorkshire West has been so committed to the Candlelighters’ cause throughout our partnership with them, and we’re so pleased to see them complete another fundraising challenge for us. “£2,150 for Candlelighters from the 5k a day challenge will go a long way to provide practical, emotional, and financial support to so many families in Yorkshire who are affected by childhood cancer. We would like to thank Barratt Developments Yorkshire West for their continued support over the last five years, and we look forward to continuing our partnership throughout 2024.

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