November 2018 - Armistice commemorated with donation from homebuilder
Homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is commemorating Armistice Day this year, by making a £2,000 donation to Royal British Legions across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.
A contribution of £500 was made to the Nantwich-based Royal British Legion divisions with a further £1,500 being donated across the region, to support the 2018 Poppy Appeal in the run up to the remembrance period.
Alan Whitmore, community fundraising manager North West, for the Royal British Legion, comments: “This year marks the centenary of WWI, which serves as a timely reminder to reflect and be thankful for all the things this generation has sacrificed for us.
“We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation, as it will make a huge difference to those that we support, including current members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force as well as veterans and families of fallen soldiers.”
The year’s Poppy Appeal involves several art installations across the UK, with one in Preston at Deepdale Stadium and Remembrance Day parades being held nationally on 11th November.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “It’s so important for us to support the communities that we build in and being able to give back to such a great cause, especially at this poignant time of year, is a wonderful thing.
“Being involved with the Royal British Legions during their period of remembrance has really encouraged us, and those who live at our developments, to reflect on the sacrifices that were made whether that’s during recent conflicts or the first and second world war and be thankful for those who laid down their lives.
“All the fallen soldiers will be in our hearts and minds during this period of remembrance and we hope this donation will go a small way to helping those affected.”
March 2018 - Toddler gardening session set to bloom thanks to Taylor Wimpey
A Northwich community garden project can continue offering toddler sessions thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
The leading homebuilder has donated £600 towards Grozone, a community garden, horticultural and wildlife initiative, which offers social and horticultural therapy for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The funds will be used towards equipment, including waterproofs, tarpaulin and craft materials, used at the sessions where tots learn everything from bush craft to cooking.
Caroline Foster, senior development officer at Grozone, comments: “We’re so thankful to Taylor Wimpey for this very generous donation.
“There’s a great need for this type of session. Often there’s plenty of indoor opportunities available to aid child development, but there’s very little in the way of outdoor activities, so it’s important for us to run these sessions all year round.”
The sessions take place every Monday from 10.30am at The Old Dane Nurseries site, just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Winnington Village development.
With a range of two- to four-bedroom homes still available to purchase through the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme it’s perfect for first-time buyers and families alike.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “We love building in Winnington, it’s a lovely area with a great community spirit and we’ll always do whatever we can to support that.
“Organisations like Grozone are essential for the development of children and we’re always happy to support such worthy causes.”
Caroline Foster (to left) from Grozone with Lisa (to right) from Taylor Wimpey with Logan, three.