Local Housebuilder Partners with Hellens Group to Raise £50,000 for Percy Hedley Foundation
Barratt Developments North East Managing Director Carl Sobolewski presenting the donation cheque to Percy Hedley Foundation

Local housebuilder supports anniversary fundraiser for Percy Hedley Foundation.

  • Local housebuilder Barratt Developments North East has contributed £26,500 to a 50th anniversary fundraising campaign for the Percy Hedley Foundation – one of the largest regional charities that supports those with additional needs
  • The fundraiser for the Percy Hedley Foundation was launched to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Hellens Group, which has provided manufacturing, property and construction services in the region since 1973
  • The donations will be put towards developing the school’s educational facilities for its students across its two specialist schools

21st December 2022: Barratt Developments North East has partnered with North East-based property and construction firm, Hellens Group, bycontributing £26,500 in support of Hellens Group’s 50th anniversary fundraiser to raise £50,000 for the Percy Hedley foundation.

Since setting the ambitious £50,000 target in early 2022, Hellens Group has raised money through a series of events, including a ladies’ lunch, golf day, and a garden party. Hellens Group, which has offices in Washington, Stockton, and Catterick, was generously offered £26,500 from Barratt Homes, helping to exceed the initial £50,000 target. 

Established in 1953, The Percy Hedley Foundation is one of the largest regional charities, supporting people with cerebral palsy, communication impairments, sensory impairments, complex learning, social care and therapeutic needs. Through its two specialist schools, it provides education as well as adult learning programmes and housing. 

The donation, which will provide support for over 650 people helping each of them to reach their full potential, will be put towards improving the students’ educational facilities. 

In addition to the donation, Barratt Developments is also working closely with the charity to not only provide monetary support, but also to support with invaluable business advice and consultancy to the trustees, as the Foundation navigates these difficult financial times.

Louise Horsefield, Head of Fundraising and Engagement at Percy Hedley Foundation said: “On behalf of the Percy Hedley Foundation, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Barratt Homes for this generous donation in support of the amazing anniversary campaign by Hellens Group. The money raised will make a huge difference to the children and young people we support.  We look forward to an exciting future working together.”

Carl Sobolewski, Managing Director of Barratt Developments North East commented: “We’re really pleased to support the Percy Hedley Foundation. It’s a phenomenal charity for people with additional needs, but also their families and its incredible impact is felt by a lot of people in the North East. Supporting the communities in which we build is something we consistently hold ourselves accountable for and we’re keen for our donation to Percy Hedley Foundation to be the beginning of an ongoing partnership with the charity. We look forward to being able to support them again in any way we can.” 

Kate Hellens, Director at Hellens Group said: “We are very grateful to Barratt Homes and their generous donation towards the Percy Hedley Foundation. We hope that this donation will lead to more opportunities to work with the Foundation in the future and provide the necessary support for all students.”

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes North East are building a collection of high quality new homes across County Durham, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. For more information, please visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.

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