Housebuilding team completes charity abseil challenge

BARRATT Homes East Scotland employees have abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise funds for charity.

The team raised £8,000 for Rock Trust, an Edinburgh-based charity that works with people aged 16-25 who are affected by homelessness. This figure included a donation of £2,000 from Barratt Homes.

The sponsored abseil followed a number of other fundraising activities organised by the housebuilder, including a charity dinner and golf day. In the past six months the firm has raised £110,000 for Rock Trust.

Alison Condie, MD for Barratt Homes East Scotland said, “This is a tremendous effort from the ten members of Barratt Homes East Scotland who took part in the charity abseil. It’s fair to say that a couple of the team were a little nervous beforehand – abseiling from such a height from one of the country’s most recognisable landmarks – but all fears were cast aside with everyone focusing on doing the Rock Trust proud.

“It is important to the team at Barratt Homes East Scotland that we give back to those in the local communities in which we operate. As a company we collectively decide which charity to support and the important services that Rock Trust provides to help young people experiencing homelessness really resonated with us all.”