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.”
March 2016 - Greswell Primary School goes for gold
The athletics team at Greswell Primary School, in Denton, has received a cash boost of more than £120 for brand-new t-shirts for the much-anticipated Greater Manchester Winter School Games, thanks to homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
The school’s athletics team, which is made up of 30 pupils from years five and six, has received a place to perform at this year’s event on Tuesday 15th March at Sportcity, Manchester. A total of 20 schools, two from each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, qualify for the games each year.
Members of the Greswell Primary Athletics Team in TW sponsored T-Shirts
Tracy Thornton, whose son is on the athletics team at Greswell Primary School, comments: “The effort and commitment the team put in at the qualifiers was just fantastic, so it’s great to see them gain a place for indoor athletics at this year’s games.
“We have qualified for the games on four occasions including with girls football and swimming, tag rugby and netball, but never with indoor athletics so the team is extremely excited. The Greater Manchester Winter School Games was established five years ago, and has since become a key calendar date for many primary schools in the region. The event is made up of a 12 event competition with sports including speed bounce, javelin, long jump, and relay racing.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “The event is a national strategy to ensure the National Governing Bodies of all sports have a clear progression pathway for school sport, so an initiative we were keen to support. It’s great to see the region’s schools offering their pupils a platform to practice the sports they’re so passionate about from a young age. We would like to wish the students of Greswell Primary School luck for this year’s event – no doubt they’ll do incredibly well.”
Greswell Primary School is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Kings Grange, in Audenshaw. The development currently features a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes.
Tracy concludes: “We can’t thank Taylor Wimpey enough for the donation. The new t-shirts look great, so fingers crossed they bring us some luck.”
Homebuilder sends Santa overseas
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to announce that it will be supporting Teams4U’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, by encouraging families in Greater Manchester to donate necessities to families in Eastern Europe this festive season.
The Kings Grange development, will act as shoe box drop-off points between the 16th and 20th November this year - to enable families in the region to give something back to those less fortunate in time for Christmas.
Ziz York, project co-ordinator at Teams4U, comments: “It’s amazing to have the support from a company as renowned as Taylor Wimpey, so we cannot thank the team enough.
“We’re asking people to donate necessities such as toothbrushes, soap, hats and scarves, as well as a few nice-to-haves that many of us take for granted such as sweets, games, and toys. In addition to the children’s boxes, we have our ‘Mama Boxes’ – for these we’re asking for home essentials such as small saucepans, plastic utensils, cups and bowls.”
This year is the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal’s 25th anniversary, so Teams4U is set to provide 25,000 boxes to vulnerable families across Eastern Europe. The charity is also asking people to make a small donation of £2 per box they submit, which will cover the cost of transportation.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “The Christmas Shoe Box Appeal is an incredible initiative and one we’re only too happy to be supporting. Our Greater Manchester-based developments will be open for drop-offs for the last two weeks of November, and we’re anticipating lots of locals to offer their support for this amazing and worthwhile cause.”
Kings Grange development is open Thursday to Monday, between 11am and 5pm.
Ziz concludes: “We would like to thank the team at Taylor Wimpey for this support, it truly is much appreciated. We’re confident that with this help, we will achieve our ambitious target to supply 25,000 boxes this year.”
Taylor Wimpey turns around local allotment project
Taylor Wimpey Manchester has donated £750 to local social enterprise Turning Point, to help revamp the garden and allotment area at its Leigh Bank Residential Rehab in Prestwich, Manchester. Turning Point is a social enterprise,
TW Manchester and Turning Point
providing services which focus on improving the lives of those dealing with issues relating to mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse.
Sianne Donovan is business development manager in substance misuse at Turning Point and also lives at Taylor Wimpey’s Kings Grange development. She comments: “We’re a social enterprise dedicated to helping people make positive changes in their lives - and physical activity is therapeutic which is important in recovery. I was delighted when Taylor Wimpey decided to support Turning Point with this generous donation. It has helped us to breathe new life into the garden and allotment area at Leigh Bank, and it has been fantastic to see people we support enjoying working in the space once more.”
This donation is the latest in a series of investments that the homebuilder has made in the local community since opening its Kings Grange development in Audenshaw.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester says: “When Sianne mentioned the work that she does with Turning Point, we were keen to help. We are no strangers to rejuvenating outdoor areas and so we were delighted to help them with this project.”
Sianne concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support – it really will make a difference to the lives of the local people we work with.”
For more information on Turning Point and the work that it does in the community, visit http://www.turning-point.co.uk/
Super scheme for Manchester’s mover market
The government-backed Help to Buy scheme is helping more buyers in Tameside to take their first step onto the property ladder at Taylor Wimpey’s Kings Grange development.
Kings Grange Purchaser Sianne
Buyers such as Sianne Donovan, who recently bought her two bedroom, semi-detached Appleford property off-plan at the Audenshaw-based development, purchased her home with just a small five per cent deposit, thanks to the scheme.
She comments: “I had been hoping to get onto the property ladder for some time but knew that saving for a deposit through the traditional route would be difficult. Help to Buy has enabled me to get the perfect place and I can’t believe I’m a homeowner at last! The Appleford offers me much more space than where I am currently, and I have an amazing garden so cannot wait to move in.”
Help to Buy enables home-hunters to reserve a brand new property worth up to £600,000 with just five per cent deposit, thanks to a government equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of the home.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “Our Appleford home at Kings Grange has been
Purchaser Sianne & Kings Grange Sales Executive Deborah
extremely popular with first-time buyers; and Help to Buy has played a key role in allowing our customers to take that next step. We’re delighted Sianne has been able to make such a valuable investment; and would encourage others in similar situations to visit the development and find out how the scheme could work for them.”
Sianne concludes: “Without Help to Buy, I would have struggled to get a home like this, and I love that Taylor Wimpey allow you to secure it off-plan! The house is coming along brilliantly and I can’t wait to move in next year – I would definitely recommend Taylor Wimpey, Kings Grange and Help to Buy to anybody.”
Taylor Wimpey Manchester partners with Audenshaw School on Walk to School month
Walk to School Month
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is urging Audenshaw’s parents to leave the car at home and walk their children to school in a bid to get fit this autumn. Keeping fit is an extremely important part of growing up and walking to school is one of the easiest ways for families to increase their levels of physical activity. As part of Walk to School Month, which runs throughout October, Taylor Wimpey has provided 20 high-visibility wrist bands to Hawthorns School in order to encourage pupils to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey.
Chloe Dunn, regional head of sales for Taylor Wimpey comments: “Learning how to take care of your health from a young age is imperative and just a small amount of physical activity, like walking to school, can make such a huge difference. We are committed to supporting the communities where we build our new homes, which is why we have donated 20 wrist bands to Hawthorns School.”
Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign to promote the benefits of walking to school, therefore resulting in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.
Sales Exec Eloy & Hawthorns School Children
Mrs Thompson, executive principle at Hawthorns School explains: “We want to encourage parents who drive in to park a short distance from the school and walk the rest of the way to promote a healthier lifestyle; in addition to reducing traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike.”
Hawthorns School is based on Lumb Lane – just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Kings Grange development.
Chloe concludes: “We understand that family life can be busy, but we hope our contribution will help inspire families in Audenshaw to swap the car for a safe, fun stroll to school instead.”