Engaging the local community
The Heathlands Project - Winners of our Community Chest campaign
The people of Carlisle have spoken and following a period of voting, the Heathlands Project will now receive a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey North East.
As part of Taylor Wimpey North East's Community Chest campaign, residents of Carlisle had the opportunity to vote for a worthy cause in their local area which they wanted to receive a boost.
Dedicated to providing opportunities and support to those with learning disability, physical disability or mental health issues, the Heathlands Project was the cause which came out on top, receiving an influx of votes since the campaign launched.
The Heathlands team is always looking to raise money in order to continue to provide training and support towards employment in the care field, alongside community integration activities, events and much more.
Like many other organisations, the Heathlands Project has been impacted by COVID-19 and the donation is greatly welcome.
Helen Tuck, group leader at the Heathlands Project, commented: “We’re absolutely over the moon to receive this money and want to say a huge thank you to both Taylor Wimpey and those who voted for us.
“Throughout lockdown, Heathlands have been providing isolating individuals with online activity, activity books and DVDs in the post.
“We’re currently developing even more online content and have been making weekly contact with those isolating to combat loneliness. This donation is hugely welcome and will give our charity a boost.”
Sarah Northcott, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “We’re enormously proud to be supporting the Heathlands Project and they are truly a worthy winner of our Community Chest initiative for Carlisle.
“We know just how important they are to the local area and hopefully the team will be able to make the most of the funds during this challenging time.”
Fletchers Fund - Making memories charity donation
We have donated £250 to Fletcher’s Fund, a local charity which helps families to make precious memories with their seriously ill children to help purchase some prizes for a fund-raising event to help the charity continue their fantastic work.
Founded in 2017 in memory of Fletcher Fisher, who sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 23 months, the charity helps families by providing grants and materials to play teams who work across several Paediatric Oncology Wards.
Fletcher’s Fund is a fantastic and worthwhile charity that makes a real difference to the lives of families with poorly children. We couldn’t think of a more deserving cause to support.