Barratt employees complete seven hills challenge for charity

BARRATT East Scotland has raised £16,000 for new charity partner, St Columba’s Hospice Care.

Taking on the seven hills challenge to reach the top of Calton Hill, Castle Rock, Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, and Arthur’s Seat, 19 Barratt East employees completed the capital city hike in under seven hours as part of the fundraising efforts.

St Columba’s Hospice Care provides hospice and end of life care to people with incurable illnesses and their families. The donation will help to ensure the hospice can continue to offer its support to people in local communities across Edinburgh. As well as nursing and medical care, the hospice offers patients and their families whatever social, practical, emotional and spiritual support they need, from physiotherapy and counselling, to immersive art and music therapy.

Alison Condie, MD at Barratt East Scotland, said, “St Columba’s Hospice Care carries out incredible work supporting patients and their families. We’re pleased to be able to help with our donation and hope it allows them to continue to provide these crucial and important services.”

Amanda Southey, corporate development manager for St Columba’s Hospice Care, added, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the employees of Barratt East Scotland for their incredible efforts. Challenges like ‘7 Hills’ raise vital funds for the Hospice and help us to deliver high-quality, specialist care and support to those that need it most across Edinburgh and the Lothians. After what has been a very challenging year for us, we’re delighted to have the support of such an enthusiastic team and can’t wait to see how our new partnership develops over the coming year.”