Veterans charity benefits from housebuilder’s donation

A charity which provides companion dogs to military veterans across Scotland has become the latest recipient of Barratt Homes’ £1,000 community fund donation.

Lennoxtown-based Bravehound believes companion dogs can help veterans to transition back to civilian life, with dog ownership providing companionship, promoting exercise and a good routine.

The donation will help to fund veterinary care and travel costs, allowing veterans to attend training sessions.

Fiona MacDonald, founder of Bravehound said, “We are delighted to receive this kind donation from Barratt Homes, particularly as Bravehound was chosen by the Barratt Homes staff. Bravehound dogs help veterans who may have become isolated, to feel part of a community again, with Bravehound dogs providing companionship and helping them to get out and grow in confidence.”

Suzanne Craven, finance director at Barratt West Scotland added, “Bravehound is a fantastic charity that provides invaluable support to ex-military personnel and their families during, what can be, a tough time for them as they start to adapt to life in the community again. The work that the charity does is fantastic and they really do make such a positive impact to the lives of people in Scotland. We are thrilled to be able to help them.”

The Barratt Homes Community Fund has pledged to donate £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation in the west of Scotland.