Barratt Homes get on board with sailing charity, Horizons


Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes Exeter, has donated £1,500 as part of its Community Fund initiative to Plymouth-based sailing charity, Horizons.

Horizons works with young people (aged 8-19) from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have a disability/learning difficulty. The charity provides educational sailing sessions and courses with participants given the opportunity to undertake formal training and industry recognised qualifications.

Simon Mace, Chief Executive of Horizons, said: “We use sailing as a tool to create opportunities to learn practical skills through water-based activities. Our sailors not only have fun, they gain confidence, problem solving skills, teamwork experience, and the awareness to keep themselves and others safe on the water.

Through our activities participants build their resilience and positive character attributes, whilst gaining transferable skills that improve the chances of success in their wider lives. Donations such as this are vital in helping us to meet our essential operating and boat maintenance costs.”

Nicki Reid, Sales Director for Barratt Homes Exeter, said: “We are extremely passionate about supporting the communities in which we work and are delighted to have donated £1,500 to Horizons. The difference they make to the lives of young people in our area is inspiring and I would like to thank the charity, on behalf of everyone at Barratt Homes, for all that they do.”

Barratt Homes is working across Devon and Cornwall, including at Berry Acres in Paignton and its new, landmark Treledan site just across the Tamar near Saltash. Treledan is moving forward at pace, having recently opened its show home to the public. House hunters are encouraged to book an appointment so that you can see for yourself your potential future home in this stunning new community.

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