Housebuilder steps in to boost Whippingham community facilities

Barratt Homes has stepped in to help improve facilities for people with disabilities in Whippingham.

The local housebuilder has donated £1000 to help fund the construction of a disabled toilet
at Whippingham Village Hall.

The money comes from the company’s community fund, which donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation that benefits local people. The fund is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes. In Whippingham it is bringing new homes through its Hawthorn Meadows development.

Jon Green, managing director of Barratt Homes, said: “When we heard that Whippingham
Community Association was working hard to get a disabled loo installed at the village hall we knew we had to help. Village halls act as a real community hub so anything we can do to make them usable by more people is a good thing.

“We’re thrilled that our donation will help to make the village hall more accessible for people with disabilities.”

Trevor Rann, chair of trustees at Whippingham Community Association said: “We are so grateful to Barratt Homes for donating £1,000 towards our toilet facility upgrade. We hope it won’t be long until it’s built and ready to welcome its first visitor!”

Barratt Homes is working hard to support local communities as it brings new homes to the Isle of Wight. Among its developments are Hawthorn Meadows in Whippingham and St George’s Gate in Shide.

Organisations can now apply for one of the monthly grants by emailing with details of your charity or organisation and how the donation would benefit the local community and improve lives.