Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary given donation by Barratt Homes
PUBLISHED: 12:59 30 August 2017
A series of fundraisers has enabled a house-building firm to hand over thousands of pounds to an animal charity.
Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in Barrow Gurney has received almost £10,000 from Barratt Homes.
Staff at the firm have undertaken several events to support the trust, ranging from completing the Bristol 10k in return for sponsorship, through to volunteering at the shelter.
Russell Glimstead, the managing director of Barratt’s Bristol enterprise, said the staff chose to support Holly Hedge and their backing throughout the past 12 months had been tremendous.
He said: “Our staff have laced up their trainers and gone the extra mile to fundraise for Holly Hedge and we’re very proud of everyone involved.
“Pets are such an important part of the household.
“This donation will help to support the sanctuary as it acts as a temporary home for the animals that haven’t been as lucky as others.”
Holly Hedge looks after hundreds of unwanted and abandoned cats, dogs and other animals. It relies significantly on the generosity of businesses and individuals to make sure the shelter can afford to carry out its work.
Hannah Wozniak from Holly Hedge said that support from companies such as Barratt Homes makes a real difference to the charity.
Barratt raised a total of £9,950 and the final £8,470 was presented by cheque this month.
Hannah said: “We are so thankful to Barratt Homes for choosing to support Holly Hedge as its charity of the year.
“The amount raised was phenomenal and will enable us to do so much to enrich the lives of the animals in our care.
“On behalf of everyone at Holly Hedge, with both two legs and four, I would like to say a huge heartfelt thanks.”