The Big Barratt Cleanup with CleanupUK launches this April

The Barratt Foundation have been in partnership with CleanupUK since March 2023. As part of this partnership, Barratt Developments PLC has rallied its extensive network, comprising of 32 Divisions and over 56,000 employees, to actively participate in The Big Barratt Cleanup this spring. The goal is to significantly amplify the impact of litter-picking and community tidying efforts in the areas where Barratt operates. CleanupUK, in turn is quipping these teams with the necessary tools, equipment and unwavering support to organise and execute litter picking initiatives independently.

Mark Rolfe, Chair of The Barratt Foundation, has expressed pride in the partnership, highlighting CleanupUK’s invaluable role in facilitating community cleanups. Mark said “We’re proud to be partnering with CleanupUK, who do so much good helping groups to tidy up their local area by providing all the equipment and advice that is needed for litter-picking. Cleaner communities benefit everyone, not just us but nature and wildlife too.”

CleanupUK asked Sonal Henderson, the Foundation’s Partnerships & Projects Manager how this collaboration has benefitted Barratt employees and the communities in which it operates and Sonal said: “The partnership has been a great opportunity to boost employee volunteering at Barratt. It has enabled Barratt Divisions to make a tangible difference in the communities in which they build, work and live by making them cleaner and safer. It has also been great for employee wellbeing, getting colleagues out into the fresh air to create a cleaner and greener environment, whilst forming connections with each other, nature and the community”.

Not only are Barratt Developments PLC’s team members ambassadors for promoting behavioural change regarding litter but The Barratt Foundation has donated a transformative £100,000 to support CleanupUK to continue its vital work setting up litter-picking hubs in areas of deprivation.

The Big Barratt Cleanup will run from 15th – 26th April with Divisions from Aberdeen to Exeter volunteering to clean their local parks, beaches and community areas in support of this partnership.