Barratt homes donates £1,000 to help poorly children in Leeds Congenital Heart Unit

A Yorkshire housing estate builder has donated £1,000 to hep care for poorly children in the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Lisa from Leeds Congenital Heart Unit handing out a Katie bear teddy to baby Oscar.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, has donated £1,000 to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, which supports families by fundraising for life-saving equipment for the ward, which is in the Leeds General Infirmary.

The charity, based in Hanover Lane, relies on donations from the local businesses, communities and individuals.

Previous funding has gone towards welcome packs to families who stay on the children’s heart ward, new HD head cameras for surgeons and an MRI Baby Pod.

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Barratt Developments Yorkshire East’s Community Fund initiative sees the housebuilder support the communities in which it builds by donating £1,000 of funding to an important local charity each month.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East said: “The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund does a truly fantastic job in raising money for vital equipment to help those in need at the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit.

"We hope that our Community Fund donation will help to enhance the important work that the charity does and help it to enhance the fantastic facilities it offers to our community.”

Ellie Brown, Fundraising Manager at Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen for the very kind donation from Barratt Developments Yorkshire East.

"The funds will really make a difference to the families we support.”

Baratt Homes has built many new builds across Leeds including St Andrew's Place in Morley, Ambler's Meadow in East Ardsley and St Oswald's View in Methley.

YEP's Have a Heart campaign

The Yorkshire Evening Post launched a Have a Heart campaign earlier this year, to help the Children's Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) reach its £1m target for donations in 2020.

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, CHSF has been forced to issue an urgent plea for donations after losing a "significant portion" of its yearly income.