Leading housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has donated £1,000 to Nottinghamshire transport charity, CT4N Charitable Trust, which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst Nottingham locals.
The funds donated have helped to pay for a recent trip organised by the charity, where a group of 16 elderly people – who hadn’t been on a day-out together since the beginning of COVID-19 – were taken to Skegness.
Some of the money will also go towards funding other trips that are being planned next month, including a trip for a new group which specialises in working with young people to go pumpkin picking.
The donation came as part of the Barratt Developments Plc Charitable Foundation, which is designed to support national and local charities, large and small, across the UK to leave a legacy in the communities in which the housebuilder operates
Elaine Allitt, Charity Co-Ordinator at CT4N Charitable Trust, said: “When Barratt and David Wilson Homes got in touch with us to say they’d like to make a donation, we were so happy as we knew it could help make a difference to many people’s lives.
“Their Community Fund scheme is an amazing initiative – it means so much to us as a charity and we really appreciate any support we can get.”
According to a recent survey, there are around 3.3 million people living in Britain who experience ‘chronic loneliness’ or feel lonely all the time.
Older people and those with disabilities often face the highest levels of loneliness due to them not having equal chances to feel part of their local communities.
CT4N Charitable Trust, which was previously known as Nottingham Community Transport, has been providing transport services for over 40 years.
Its range of services include operating the Easylink service on behalf of Nottingham City Council, and providing a group travel service for community and voluntary groups.
Mark Cotes, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “As leading housebuilders, we endeavour to have a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which we build.
“We’re very pleased to hear that our donation will make a difference to CT4N Charitable Trust, and hope that it enables the charity to improve and maintain the fantastic services it provides to those suffering with loneliness and social isolation.”
For more information on CT4N or to make a donation, visit the charity’s website.
For more information on Barratt and David Wilson Homes and the new homes it is building in Nottinghamshire, visit the website.