Eight Borders charities receive share of £14,000 from housebuilder

OVER the last 12 months, Barratt Developments which includes Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Oregon Timber Frame Ltd, has provided financial support to a diverse mix of charities in the Scottish Borders.

Totalling £14,000, donations came at a vital time for many families, individuals and organisations affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Eight groups received a share of the £14,000 on behalf of Oregon Timber Frame Ltd. Selkirk Food Bank and Stable Life, which supports vulnerable young people to build social skills and confidence through equine learning, both received £2,500.

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A donation of £1,500 was also made to The Difference – Special Care Baby Unit, Earlston Scouts Group and Artbeat Scotland, which offers a creative hub for Hawick locals to draw, craft and learn instruments in a light and airy setting.

Douglas McLeod, Barratt Developments’ Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said: “At Barratt, we’re committed to using our scale for good whenever and wherever we can.

“As Scotland’s leading housebuilder, it’s important that we give back to the areas in which we build and lead by example.

“There is so much vital work being undertaken by organisations up and down the country, and we’re extremely proud to have been able to support these activities and help them continue during what has been a very challenging year.

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“From foodbanks through to environmental projects, we’ve donated to a variety of causes this year and look to continue supporting such a diverse mix in 2023.

“We would like to thank everyone who suggested charities and supported our fundraising activity, and wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year.”