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Housebuilder fundraises £41k to support teenage cancer patients

Senior Quantity Surveyor at Barratt, James Jackson, has hair cut to raise funds for Young Lives vs Cancer

A SOUTH Wales housebuilder has raised an impressive £41,800 for its charity of the year, Young Lives vs Cancer.

Barratt Developments made the announcement to coincide with World Cancer Day having taken part in a number of fundraising activities during 2022.

These included During 2022, golf days and bake sales while Barratt’s Senuior Quantity Surveyor cut off over eight inches of his hair for the charity.

James Jackson, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Barratt Developments, raised £500 in doing so and all monies will be put towards aiding the charity in its efforts to provide financial support, accommodation and counselling for children, young people and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

James said: “Every day, young people and their families face a cancer diagnosis — something nobody should have to go through alone.

“Charities that support these families, such as Young Lives vs. Cancer, deserve all the help they can get — so we hope our fundraising goes a long way in supporting them financially and drawing attention to the work they do. It was an honour to cut my hair in the name of such a good cause.”

Further donations to other charitable organisations across Wales were also made through a variety of the housebuilder’s charitable initiatives, including  its Community Fund — which sees selected local beneficiaries receive £1,500 each month to benefit communities in and around Barratt developments.

The Community Fund has benefited over 33 South Wales charities since its set-up in January 2019 — with the most recent charity beneficiaries being Prostate CymruCalan DVS and Cerebral Palsy Cymru.

What’s more, Barratt ended 2022 with two additional Christmas donations, with Velindre Cancer Trust receiving £5,000 and the Salvation Army’s Christmas foodbank appeal receiving £2,500 towards the purchase of essential items for those in need. These donations took the housebuilder’s total charitable donations for 2022 to almost £60,000.

David Kelland, Operations Director for Barratt Developments South Wales, said: “After a tough couple of years for communities across Wales, it was more important than ever for Barratt to do everything possible to support those who needed it most during 2022.

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“The Community Fund in particular is a great way for us to give back to local communities we build in and would encourage any charitable organisations or community groups in South Wales to submit a funding application, so that we can continue to support the fantastic work they’re already doing.

“Looking ahead to 2023, we look forward to supporting even more charities than ever before, including our new Charity of the Year — Marie Curie — from July onwards.”

The Community Fund application is open to all South Wales-based, registered charities. To be considered, applicants can email [email protected] explaining what the funding would be spent on and how it would benefit the local community.

To find out more about Young Lives vs. Cancer and to make a donation, please visit: www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/