Herald - Issue 448

v BRINGING THE GOOD NEWS TO YOU SINCE 1994 v 26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 63 ASK A PROFESSIONAL Sanders Design SERVICES LTD BUILDING PLANS AND DETAILED DRAWING SERVICE Complete professional service for extensions, conversions, new houses and commercial projects • Computer Aided Design Drawings • Free Initial Visit and Quotation 95 Cedar Road, Hythe, Southampton SO45 3PX Tel: 023 8020 7195 Email: info@sandersdesignservices.co.uk Web: www.sandersdesignservices.co.uk Barratt Homes Building Up Communities with £170,000 Raised at Charity Dinner For the fourth year running, Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ (BDW) Southampton Division’s Charity Dinner brought together guests from across the construction industry for a night of fun and fundraising at St Mary’s Stadium. Guests gave generously to support the night’s main cause, Saints Foundation, Cheque presentation to Vermont School for whom BDW Southampton has raised over half a million pounds since it became a patron several years ago. e room heard the story of Frankie, a 17-year-old from Bitterne who has turned his fortunes around with the support of the Saints Switching Play programme. e charity dinner also supported Vermont School, with a £17,000 donation made to the Southampton primary, which educates children with a wide variety of special education needs. Hosted by comedian Mike Osman, the night’s special guest was former footballer and football manager Stuart Pearce, who shared a selection of stories from his legendary career which le the audience in stitches. With fundraising including live and silent auctions, this year’s charity dinner raised an incredible £170,000, money that will further Saints Foundation’s goal to make Southampton a city of equal opportunity for everyone. Some of the funds raised will go directly to the Foundation’s employability project Saints Works, which helps those furthest from the job market get into work. Glen O’Nion, Finance Director at BDW Southampton, said: “The night was hugely successful and we were thrilled to raise such an incredible amount for the Saints Foundation – bringing the total raised over the last two years to £370,000. Our mission at BDW is to help improve the communities in which we build and the Saints Foundation work with many local projects that also significantly improve the lives of others – so it is our pleasure to support them for another year.” Jazz Bhatti, Head of Fundraising and Partnerships at Saints Foundation, said: “We are so grateful to Barratt and David Wilson Homes for supporting us with yet another incredible night of fundraising. It’s thanks to the generosity of them and their guests that we’re able to continue our life-changing work in tough times for us as a charity, and indeed tough times for many people living in our city. The need for a helping hand has never been greater and Barratt are real Saints for showing their support.”