Local Housebuilder Raises Over £40,000 For Watford Charity of the Year Playskill


Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has raised £43,654.47 for children’s charity, Playskill, thanks to staff fundraising efforts throughout 2023. 

Playskill, Barratt North Thames’ charity of the year, supports pre-school children in Hertfordshire with physical disabilities and delays to develop their communication, movement and key life skills.  

This is achieved through playgroups providing specialist physical therapies, alongside training, advice and support for families in the area.  

Barratt North Thames raised the money through an organised Charity Gala Dinner Evening, that was packed full of entertainment for their guests and to raise money for this great cause.  

Barratt North Thames is currently building a range of new homes across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire. In locations such as Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Houghton Regis, Sawbridgeworth and Buckingham.   

Niki Michale, Playskill CEO, commented: “The support of Barratt North Thames this last year has been incredible, and the donations have enabled us to open up our services to more families in Hertfordshire. Playskill receives no Government funding and relies entirely on donations to provide this vital service free to local families. Without the support and generosity from businesses like Barratts, we simply could not offer this lifeline free to families.” 

We are extremely grateful for any funding that we are given and to have long term support from businesses such as this one really allows us to make a difference throughout the year.”  

Marc Woolfe, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt North Thames, adds: “Supporting Playskill this past year as a local housebuilder in Hertfordshire has been a privilege, and we are so proud to have raised over £40,000. Charities like Playskill make all the difference to local families and transforms the lives of physically disabled children. We wish Playskill all the best and hope that our 2023 fundraising efforts will allow them to keep progressing vital work within our community.” 

If your child or a family you know is struggling with a disability or delayed learning then please reach out to Playskill who will be at the end of the phone with open arms to give your child the best support possible – call 01442 793306 or by visiting www.playskill.org 

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