Fundraising - The Teddy Bear Foundation picked as Barratt Homes West of Scotland charity of choice.

The Teddy Bear Foundation has been selected by one of Scotland’s biggest house builders as its charity of choice for 2017.

It has the potential to raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged children and kids with special needs.

Last year, East Park School in Glasgow received circa £45,000 as a result of it being selected as the 2016 charity by Barratt Homes West of Scotland.

Now, it’s hoped a similar figure could be raised by a momentous company fund-raising event, based around a charity dinner at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel on February 17.

Around 410 people will attend the glittering evening, which includes an auction and raffle with a number of high-profile prizes to be won.

It is expected that the event will continue to receive the overwhelming support of suppliers and contractors who work with Barratt Homes West of Scotland on a daily basis.
A spokesman for the home builder said:”We were impressed with the work the Teddy Bear Foundation does with children who need a bit more help.

“The directors and fund raising team met with Barry Chuwen to hear how funds could be put to good use.

“We wanted something local so that the benefit could be felt nearby. We were delighted to back the charity for 2017.”

Teddy Bear founders Jenny and Barry Chuwen will attend the dinner in February to give diners a background to the charity and how it intends to use the welcome additional resources.

Barry said:”I can’t say how thrilled I am that one of the country’s biggest companies has decided to support the charity.

“This is only the third year that Barratt Homes West of Scotland have singled out a charity to benefit from this amazing generosity.

“I know from experience that sums of this magnitude have the capacity to transform the lives of special needs kids. We are extremely grateful.”

Thanks to David Wilson Homes.

Thanks to Barratt Homes.

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