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Walking for a cause: How housebuilders supported St Barnabas Hospice

In a remarkable display of community spirit and endurance, the local sales teams of David Wilson Southern Counties, a branch of prominent housebuilder Barratt Developments, have taken on two walking challenges, spanning a total of 28 miles. The aim of these tests of physical resilience was to raise funds for St Barnabas Hospice, the charity they have pledged to support for 2023. Their effort has already borne fruit, with local residents contributing generously to the tune of £3,775 thus far.

The team honoured the National Walking Month with the first part of their challenge taking them along the ‘Wokingham Walk’ in Berkshire. Here, the team covered a mile for each year they have been honoured with the five-star Builder Status, totalling a substantial 14 miles.

The next stage of their endeavour unfolded on the picturesque Cuckoo Trail, with the team traversing from Heathfield, by the Ersham Park site in Hailsham, and concluded at Meadowburne Place, totalling another 14 miles.

The funds raised will aid St Barnabas House, a Worthing-based charity currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. St Barnabas House provides valuable palliative and end of life care to adults grappling with life-limiting illnesses. The charity’s mission is focused on affording dignity, comfort, and choice to these individuals through specialist supportive care.

Julian Hodder, Managing Director for Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties, commented: “Reaching their 50th anniversary this year is a tremendous achievement for the St Barnabas House team and highlights the importance of their work in our local communities. Almost £4,000 raised by the team is a fantastic accomplishment and we would like to thank our friends, employees and contractors for their support. We are immensely proud to be working with team and hope our efforts will help the charity continue for the next 50 years!”

Donations for this worthy cause are still being accepted. To contribute to St Barnabas House, please follow the donation link. For further information about the invaluable services St Barnabas House provides, you can visit their website.

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