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 Tameside-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.”
Taylor Wimpey serves up an ace for Rose Hill
A local tennis club is getting in shape for this year’s Wimbledon, with a donation from leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
Rose Hill is the only tennis club in Ashton-under-Lyne, having been founded in 1923. The Gorsey Lane organisation places a great emphasis on its players and members and prides itself on the maintenance and upkeep of its facilities, and Taylor Wimpey’s £400 will be used to replace posts and nets on the courts.
Judi Brazier, at Rose Hill, comments: “Our facilities are enjoyed by players of all ages from across the local area, so do need upgrading from time to time. This generous donation from Taylor Wimpey is great, as it means we can ensure that everything is tip-top for Summer, when more people get really inspired by the Grand Slam tournaments.”
Taylor Wimpey is involved with the club thanks to its close proximity to its Stamford Gate development, as Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “As a business it is always our priority to support the local communities in which we build. Stamford Gate is a development of three- and four-bedroom homes, so is popular with families - just like Rose Hill. It made perfect sense for us to reach out to support the club and we hope the nets and posts get put to lots of good use!”
Stamford Gate is located on Mossley Road and offers a range of house styles including mews, semi-detached, townhouse and detached, with prices starting from £206,995. Since the development was planned, Taylor Wimpey has supported a number of local community organisations including Hurst Knoll St James CE Primary School and GMP Goodshaw Brass Band.
Concludes Chloe: “We are really pleased to be working with Rose Hill Tennis Club and look forward to supporting more and more partners in the area.”
Casey from Taylor Wimpey with owners from Rosehill Tennis Club
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tameside
Stamford Gate is getting into the Christmas spirit by welcoming prospective customers, in Tameside, to join an afternoon of festive celebrations which took place at the development, in Ashton-Under-Lyne, on Thursday 15th December.
Pupils from Hurst Knoll St James’ Church of England Primary School, decorated a Christmas tree with their own handcrafted baubles at the development, just in time for the event, and BMP Goodshaw Brass Band performed a variety of Christmas classics, whilst guests enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine throughout the afternoon.
Lisa Smith, teacher at Hurst Knoll St James’ CE Primary School, comments: “The children are so excited for Christmas and absolutely loved using all the glitter pens and trimmings to decorate their baubles.
“The Stamford Gate development looked so warm and cheerful, decked out for the holidays, and the children were bursting with joy to see their baubles displayed on the tree.”
Taylor Wimpey prides itself on its commitment to supporting the local community. This is the second time the developer has partnered with the school, following a health and safety assembly for pupils earlier this year.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “This time of year is a lot of fun for us, as we get to decorate Stamford Gate and celebrate Christmas with all of our lovely residents.
“It’s also a great opportunity for us to showcase the desirable lifestyle on offer at this stunning development, and for the whole community to come together to celebrate this wonderful time of year.”
Chloe concludes: “On behalf of all of us at Taylor Wimpey, we would like to say a huge thank you to the pupils of Hurst Knoll St James’, and GMP Goodshaw Brass Band for all of their help.