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.”
Platt Lane City FC kicks off the season with kit sponsorship
Platt Lane City Junior Football Club’s under 11s team will be starting the season in a brand-new kit after scoring a donation from leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
The team, which trains just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Arnfield Woods development, has been promoted four divisions in just two short seasons and currently plays in the East Manchester Junior Football league.
Tracy Walsh, coach of the under 11s team, explains: “The team trains so hard and have progressed so far in just a few seasons. They’re a really dedicated squad as are their parents, who cheer them on at every practice and match.
“This donation from Taylor Wimpey will make such a big difference to the players and parents. They all look very smart in their new kits and are excited to take on the season.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey and invite those that live at Arnfield Woods to come down and cheer the team on at their next match.”
Taylor Wimpey Manchester still has a wonderful selection of one- to four-bedroom homes available at its Arnfield Woods development. Excellently located for rail and road access into Manchester City Centre, commuters can reach Manchester Piccadilly in just six minutes from the nearest station, Guide Bridge.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Having been on site at Arnfield Woods for more than a year, we’ve really gotten to know the community and know what a big part club like Platt Lane City JFC play in the area.
“We’re happy to support any initiative that keeps children active and teaches them the importance of teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship, so sponsoring the team was an easy decision.
“We’d like to wish them the best of luck with the season and will be keeping a keen eye on their progress.”
Love at first sight for first-time buyer
First-time buyer, Adam Harris, was so sure of his decision to buy a new-build home, in Manchester, that he reserved the first plot at Taylor Wimpey’s Arnfield Woods development, on launch night.
Using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, Adam secured the two-bedroom Arnfield, in Audenshaw, meaning he could get settled into his new home with a five per cent deposit.
The Help to Buy financial initiative has helped many first-time buyers, like Adam, to purchase their dream home with a 20 per cent Government equity loan.
Adam explains: “It’s hard to believe that I didn’t view any show homes when making this important decision. Instead, I simply went online to look at the plans for the development, searched for the house type and floor plans and knew this was the home for me.
“Not many people can say they bought their home by just looking at the pictures but I’ve not once regretted my decision.”
So confident and committed to moving back to Manchester, Adam moved 87 miles away to save for his deposit.
“I went back to my family home in Birmingham and started saving for two years. If I’d not utilised Help to Buy this would have been a lot longer! I paid in August 2017 and counted down the days until I could move into my new home,” explains Adam.
From start to finish, the buying process took just five months and Adam was in his first home for Christmas.
Adam comments: “Manchester will always have a special place in my heart as I studied and worked in the area for 10 years. When I first moved into the city, I made so many friends and connections that I knew even all those years ago that I wanted to settle down here.
“The Taylor Wimpey team really couldn’t do enough to help, from reserving the plot on opening night, to having all the documentation completed with the recommended solicitors, I was delighted with the whole process.”
Easy access to commuter links was another deciding factor for Adam.
Adam explains: “I needed easy access to the M60 and this location means it’s just 10 minutes away and on days when driving isn’t ideal the train station is a short walk away.”
Adam moved into the two-bed Arnfield. The house boasts two good-sized bedrooms, perfect for first-time buyers, like him. The modern open plan kitchen, living and dining area also has French doors that open on to the rear garden, perfect for entertaining guests.
Adam continues: “The sales team and site team were great at every stage of the process. Whether it was letting me know where the build was up to once a stage had been completed, or taking the time to show me how all the appliances worked when I moved in they really went above and beyond.”
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Everybody has specific desires for their home and it’s our job to go the extra mile to deliver the best we can. After all, buying a house is such an important purchase in anyone’s life.
“We’re so glad Adam loves his new home and wish him all the best for the future.”
Spring Fest’ fun for Audenshaw nursery
Clockworks Day Nursery, in Audenshaw, enjoyed an afternoon of activities to celebrate Spring thanks to Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
Children from the nursery and out of school club were invited to the Arnfield Woods development to decorate Spring wreaths as well as being gifted seeds to plant at home to help them learn about how Spring effects nature.
Arnfield Woods Sales Executive Ben with the children from Clockworks Day Nursery.
Chloe Dunn, Sales and Marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We’re committed to educating young people in the communities in which we build, so we were thrilled to partner with Clockworks Nursery.
“It’s so important to instil a respect for the environment into children from a young age, they seemed very engaged and our Arnfield Woods team would love to work with them again.”
Taylor Wimpey Manchester has got behind local area community arts by donating £300 to the Guide Bridge Theatre, which will help towards the cost for pantomime costumes.
The amateur-led theatre, which is run voluntarily since 1941, serves the local community with great production value through plays, pantomimes and other performances for all ages.
Liz Openshaw, chairman at the Guide Bridge Theatre, comments: “We’re delighted with this helpful donation from Taylor Wimpey Manchester. We are a theatre which caters for both the local and wider communities.
“Guide Bridge Theatre is a part of the local community and a valuable asset. We endeavour to produce high quality performances and the generous support we have received from Taylor Wimpey will help ensure that we can continue to do so.”
The Guide Bridge Theatre is close by to the national homebuilder’s Arnfield Woods development, in Audenshaw.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We pride ourselves as being a homebuilder that cares. By working together with the Guide Bridge Theatre we can invest in the future of the Audenshaw area.
“This theatre does such great work and has a true positive impact on the people who get involved with its productions. We want to help shape the communities for our homeowners, so we’re glad to have contributed to this worthy organisation.”