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Builder donates thousands to housing charity

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​Barratt Homes gives cash in support of Shelter Scotland's helpline

A house builder has donated almost £19,000 to Shelter Scotland – enough to help hundreds of families and individuals through the charity’s free national helpline.

Barratt Homes’ West Scotland division raised money during its annual gathering of contractors and suppliers - a total of £18,650 was raised on the night.

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, said: “We are grateful to Barratt Homes for their continued support. At a time when Scotland faces a national housing crisis, generosity like this enables us to offer vital services to those experiencing homelessness and housing problems.

“It costs just £10 to help a family or individual facing the tragedy of homelessness through our free national helpline. Every penny from every donation made to Shelter Scotland goes toward helping people in housing need in Scotland.”

Each year Shelter Scotland helps half a million people facing housing and homelessness difficulties by providing expert support services, online advice and a free national helpline.

David Scott, managing director for Barratt Homes West Scotland, said: “Our annual gathering for contractors and suppliers was a fantastic event, made all the more worthwhile by our efforts to raise funds for Shelter Scotland. We’re pleased to be able to support such an important organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of many people in Scotland.”