Barratt Developments Yorkshire East raises over £70,000 for The UK Sepsis Trust
Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has raised over £70,000 for The UK Sepsis Trust, in honour of the division’s former Managing Director, Paul Newman, whose career with the housebuilder spanned over 30 years.
Throughout 2019, staff at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East have taken part in fundraising initiatives to raise vital funds for its chosen charity of the year. The UK Sepsis Trust’s core mission is to save lives from sepsis, and improve outcomes for survivors - a cause of special significance to everyone at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East.
Approximately two thirds of the funds raised for the charity came from The Red Ball charity event, which took place at York Racecourse in September. Almost 400 guests gathered for the first charity event of its kind hosted by the local housebuilder to raise funds and awareness for The UK Sepsis Trust. Charitable donations were raised through ticket and table sales, a raffle, and a charity auction, which included prizes ranging from a signed Manchester United shirt to a helicopter ride.
Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented: “It’s been an honour to hold a variety of fundraising events for The UK Sepsis Trust throughout the year. I would like to extend a special thank you to every individual who has generously donated their time and money to support such a worthy charity. We’re delighted to have raised over £70,000 to help provide much-needed support to a cause very close to our hearts. I look forward to future fundraising events where I hope we can raise even more.”
Paul Newman was an enormously respected and valued member of the Barratt Developments Yorkshire East team, joining the company in 1986 at the age of 16 and progressing to Managing Director - he was an inspiration to many people. It’s hoped that the money raised in his memory for The UK Sepsis Trust will help to save lives in the future.