Local transport charity given a lift by donation from Barratt

Housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has donated £1,000 as part of its Community Fund initiative to vital transport charity.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 10:00 am
Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has donated £1,000 to Beverley Community Lift.

The cash, presented to Beverley Community Lift (BCL), will boost the support offered to residents of Beverley, Cottingham, Pocklington, Market Weighton and the surrounding areas.

The cause is a key local provider of minibus and car journeys, offered voluntarily for residents who cannot easily use other forms of transport such as elderly, disabled or those who are isolated in rural areas with no ease-of-access to public transportation links.

The much-needed funding will go towards BCL’s plans to purchase a new minibus.

Denise Sowden, office volunteer at Beverley Community Lift, said: “We are truly thankful to Barratt Developments Yorkshire East for choosing us as a Community Fund recipient. It’s a very difficult time for smaller charities at the moment, and funding has been crucial for us to ensure the survival of our charity during the pandemic.

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation which will help us continue to be there for the local communities today and in the future.”

Daniel Smith, managing director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “Beverley Community Lift does a truly fantastic job in offering its support to those in need in the local communities.

“We hope that our Community Fund donation will help to raise awareness of the vital work that the charity does and help them during this difficult and uncertain time.”