A HOUSEBUILDER helped ensure children didn’t go hungry over the school half-term holiday.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West – whose schemes include Vision in Keighley and Saxon Dene, Silsden – gave its backing to sales advisor Conor Reilly as he helped obtain and package food for distribution to needy families.

He teamed-up with Joshua Sturgeon, of mental health charity Men In Need Together, for the initiative.

Barratt donated £250 worth of food and several other businesses – including Home Bargains, Morrisons, Asda, Premier Stores and Trident Fitness – also contributed.

Conor said: “When I was younger there were times where I relied on free school meals and when Josh told me about the idea to prevent children from going hungry over half term, I knew I had to get involved.”

Stacey Berkeley, for Barratt, said: “We were honoured to be able to support the effort to help vulnerable children throughout half term.”