One of the county’s leading independent house builders is to support families across the region by becoming a patron of a Yorkshire children’s charity.

Skipton Properties has become a patron of The Principle Trust Children’s Charity which provides free respite holidays to children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.

Founded in 1986, the Crosshills based construction company operates throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire, employing circa 65 staff.

Launched in 2011, The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was established by Ilkley businessman Mike Davies, MBE. Over the past decade the Trust has raised over £1m, purchased six holiday homes and provided respite breaks for over 4000 children across the Yorkshire region.

Making the announcement Mike Davies said, ‘We are delighted that Skipton Properties has joined The Trust as a patron; they are a family firm with traditional values which align closely with our own ethos of supporting Yorkshire families. This partnership will form a significant part of our plans to expand services across the region.’

Managing director of Skipton Properties, Sarah Barraclough commented, ‘We are excited be joining the Principle Trust as patrons. Our family-first ethos is reflected in everything we do; from the design of our homes to our responsibilities to our employees. Our commitment to the Trust will help them to provide free respite holidays to dozens more families every year.’