Foundation XV member Barratt David Wilson Homes have donated over £11,000 to the Exeter Foundation.
A cheque for £11,169.02 was presented to Exeter Foundation Trustee Keiron Northcott at the company’s Pinn Brook site.
The funds were raised for the Exeter Foundation by Barratt David Wilson Homes in several ways. There were monthly ‘Dress Down’ days, on which everyone donated £1, a Halloween themed ‘Barratt Bake Off’ and members of staff also took part in the 19240 Big Walk.
In addition, show home furniture was sold and there was a collection at the company’s Christmas Party.
Managing Director of Barratt David Wilson Homes, Exeter Division, Mark Wilson, said: “We chose to support the Exeter Foundation as we are very much established within the City and we wanted to help give to the local community.
“With the Foundation, we are not just contributing to one charity; it gives us the opportunity to contribute to many Exeter-based charities. We will be continuing to show our support for many seasons to come.”
Trustee Keiron Northcott said: “We’d like to extend our gratitude to Barratt David Wilson Homes for their generous donation to the Exeter Foundation.
“Monies raised by the Foundation XV go into our ‘undesignated’ fund, which goes towards supporting projects and organisations throughout Exeter.”
The Foundation XV is a group of businesses who pledge to raise at least £1,500 for the Exeter Foundation each rugby season. This money is then donated by the Foundation to projects and organisations in and around the City to promote future prosperity.
These non-designated funds can be applied for by local projects that are occurring within Exeter and its surrounding areas via a formal application process.
The Trustees of the Foundation welcome applications from any local project, no matter the size. All charities and organisations that are interested in applying for funding for an upcoming project can email email@example.com to request an application funds pack.