halow project ended 2022 with record donation of £124,481 from Barratt Southern Counties

halow project has ended a year of fundraising on a high, receiving a record donation of £124,481 from Barratt Homes. The charity, based near the housebuilder’s headquarters in Guildford, was chosen as Barratt Southern Counties’ 2022 Charity of the Year.

halow project supports more than 200 adults aged 16 and older with learning disabilities each year, encouraging them to build their confidence and independence through social activities, skills and vocational sessions and learning programmes. It provides 1-2-1 support workers during the day, and also 24/7 to enable some adults to live in their own homes. halow is community-based, working with many venues, and providers to enable those it supports to experience being a true part of the community through using transport, local services and facilities, and interacting with fellow local residents.

Staff at Barratt Southern Counties took part in several fundraising activities, kicking off their work for the charity last May with a 100-kilometre hike along the coast in Dorset, raising over £19,000 for the charity. The £124,481 will help the charity to continue its work in supporting people with learning disabilities to live life as independently as they choose.

Rachelle Barnett, Head of Fundraising and Communications at halow project, comments: “Barratt Southern Counties’ donation will help change the lives of the adults we support at halow. It is a fantastic boost to the funding for our diverse services for young people in and around Guildford and Woking, benefitting people across Surrey. We are so grateful to the team at Barratt’s for their incredible efforts and all the energy they have put into some highly imaginative fundraising this year; we can’t thank them enough.”

Julian Hodder, Managing Director for Barratt Southern Counties, adds: “We are incredibly proud of the hard work that Barratt Southern Counties has put in to raising nearly £125,000 for our neighbour, halow project. This organisation is very close to our hearts, and is the centre of a crucial network of support and opportunities for local young people with learning disabilities, helping them to take independent steps in their adulthood.”

For further information about halow project, visit www.halowproject.org.uk.