BE_Charity_PR_Shot_Apr_2016-002Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has raised over £20,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity following a major fundraising drive. A charity close to the company’s heart, the team have undertaken almost ten different initiatives to help raise funds for the charity, which works at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain cancer and help the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

Fundraising activity has involved everything from ‘Bake Offs’ and raffles to tuck shops, with an impressive £8,000 being raised at the local housebuilder’s annual charity golf day alone

As the company’s chosen charity of the year, the fundraising will continue throughout the remainder of 2016

Earlier this year The Brain Tumour Charity announced an unprecedented £10 million investment into research projects around the UK to drive forward the search for better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for brain tumours.

Paul Newman, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented:

“We are very passionate about fundraising for worthy causes here at Barratt and we’ve been really pleased to see everyone coming together to help raise money for a charity that is very close to our hearts. We recently lost a colleague to a brain tumour, so it seemed appropriate that we pull together to fundraise in their memory.”

“The support from across the business is overwhelming and we are very proud to be able to offer such a significant figure to the charity following such hard work from our team. Our office in York raised an impressive £10,000 which has been match funded by our Group Head Office, which has helped us to make a real difference for the Brain Tumour Charity.”

Geraldine Pipping, the charity’s Head of Fundraising, added:

“Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and the under 40s and survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this, fighting brain tumours on all fronts by funding world-class research as well as offering support and information.”

“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the fantastic support from Company partnerships like Barratt Homes Yorkshire East that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”

For more information about Barratt Developments Yorkshire East visit www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk/barratt/en/contact/officelocations/northern

For further information on The Brain Tumour Charity, please visit: www.thebraintumourcharity.org