Goodwood’s charity of the year has had a boost this month, with a £1,000 donation from Barratt Homes.
The housebuilder, which is currently working on its Madgwick Park development just down the road from Goodwood, has made Canine Partners the latest recipient of its community fund.
The Barratt and David Wilson Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation and the fund is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.
Jon Green, managing director of Barratt Homes, said: “We’ve been working closely with Goodwood since we started work on our Madgwick Park development nearby. When they told us about the great work Canine Partners was doing we just had to help. It’s our pleasure to donate to this important charity.”
Gemma Tupper, community fundraiser at Canine Partners said: “We’re delighted to receive such a generous donation from Barratt Homes, which will contribute to our ambitions to grow the number of working dogs we provide to adults with disabilities. We’re also very grateful to Goodwood for their on-going support and recommendation – they have gone above and beyond for us.”
Canine Partners trains assistance dogs for disabled people. It was chosen by Goodwood staff as its charity of the year and will benefit from fundraising at events across the Goodwood Estate, as well as providing volunteering opportunities for all Goodwood employees.
The Duke of Richmond added: “Our aim is to help transform the lives of as many people as possible by supporting the breeding and training of these remarkable assistance dogs.
“We’re thrilled that Barratt Homes is joining us in supporting such a worthwhile charity.”
Organisations can now apply for one of the monthly grants by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org