Housebuilder supports young learners with £1,000 donation
Five-star housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, is continuing to support charities and organisations in the areas in which it builds, which is needed now more than ever.
To kickstart the year, Barratt Developments has donated £1,000 to the Beacon of Light, an award-winning sports and education facility in the city of Sunderland, to support participants who have moved to online learning as a result COVID-19.
The donation comes after last year’s announcement that the local housebuilder has partnered with Sunderland AFC’s official charity, Foundation of Light, in launching the Barratt Homes’ Construction Academy at the Beacon, offering a range of educational programmes to help young adults across the North East.
In addition to this, just last month Barratt Developments North East donated 20 all-in-one computers to assist with remote learning, ensuring that the facility could continue to offer its integral educational courses during the national lockdowns.
We are extremely grateful to Barratt Developments North East for their generous donation; it really is fantastic news. We offer something for everyone, with our programmes impacting attitude, skills and knowledge. We know this will be a huge help for future generations of the construction industry.
Jamie Wright, Managing Director at the Foundation of Light
Carl Sobolewski, Managing Director at Barratt Developments North East, commented: “We’re really pleased that our donation to Beacon of Light will help them continue to support young adults across the North East. This is the perfect opportunity to make a real difference and we are proud to be part of such an initiative. With the pandemic impacting so many lives, we want to make a long-lasting impact and continue to train the next generation of housebuilders, and we hope that our donation will help them to achieve this, alongside supporting the fantastic efforts of the Vardy Foundation.”