Local housebuilder raises nearly £5,000 for St Leonard’s Hospice

A team of runners from York based housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, have raised almost £5,000 for its charity of the year, St Leonard’s Hospice, by taking part in the Asda Foundation York 10K.

Eight runners from the five star housebuilder, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, took part in the race to raise money for the York based charity. Those who ran were from a range of departments across the business and included Luci Walker, Kathryn Speck, Sam Newman, Fiona Prichard, Philip Wileman, Dan Boyle, James Cross and Shaz Bayat.

Andrew Taylor, Finance Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented: “St Leonard’s Hospice makes a huge difference to many people across Yorkshire and we are delighted to support such a worthy cause. We are very proud of all our runners who took part in the York 10K and raised such a fantastic amount. We will continue to support the charity through events like this one throughout the year and look forward to what comes next!”

Annie Keogh, Corporate Fundraiser at St Leonard’s Hospice, commented: “We’re thrilled that Barratt Developments Yorkshire East are supporting our charity this year. Their dedicated fundraising efforts will make a big difference to our work and the people we support.  We’re very grateful to all the Barratt staff who gave up their free time to train and take part in the race, they have raised a phenomenal amount.”

St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity that provides much needed, specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. Relying on donations to help deliver the charity’s free programme of care, which costs in excess of £5.2million a year, or £595 for every hour of every day, the majority of funding is received from donations and fundraising by the local community. By maintaining and improving the quality of life of those within the local area, St Leonard’s Hospice is able to offer support during the course of illnesses for patients as well as their family and friends.

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