Local developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties has presented British Heart Foundation with a cheque for more than £32,000 after a year of fundraising for the charity.
The Chelmsford based homebuilder raised £32,480.45 in total through a number of fundraising events, including a golf day and clay pigeon shooting.
Life – Saving
Efforts were also made around the head office. The staff at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties joined in with cake sales, dress down days, raffles and a pedometer challenge to help raise money for the worthy cause.
The donation will be spent on life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors that cause them, such as diabetes.
Sophie Tibbitts, Fundraising Manager at the British Heart Foundation, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to all staff at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties for the fantastic amount of money raised.
“One in four people in the UK die from heart and circulatory diseases and that’s why the research of the BHF into their causes, prevention, treatment and cure is so vital.
“Without the generosity of the public and the support of companies like Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, we wouldn’t be able to fund this world-leading research, which aims to beat heartbreak forever.”
It’s a charity that works incredibly hard and we wanted to match that level of effort in our fundraising.
“As one of the leading national housebuilders, we feel it’s important for us to do whatever we can for worthy causes that are continuously helping those that need it the most across the country.”
“Our aim isn’t just to build homes, but to contribute to the community around us and help support those that are making the world a better place.”
Barratt and David Wilson Homes are currently building homes across East Anglia in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.