Alkrington Library has recently celebrated its 50th birthday and to commemorate the occasion Taylor Wimpey Manchester has donated £300 to improve its facilities.
The library continues to be the hub of the community and the donation from Taylor Wimpey will be used to bring the library into the present day. The equipment within the centre had been in place since opening in 1968, and the donation will be used to replace older items and introduce new facilities.
Vicky Clarke, libraries and customer services manager for Rochdale Borough Council, comments: “The library really is the hub of the area and lots of community groups make use of the facilities. It’s well used and plays a vital part of the community in Alkrington.
“Without the support of businesses like Taylor Wimpey we would struggle to provide our services to the local community that rely on the library as place to discover, learn and connect with others.”
Thanks to the donation from Taylor Wimpey, the library will have a host of new facilities including improved seating, craft tables, a television and new display areas.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “We’re always more than happy to help local organisations and because our Pennine Gate development is located in the area we we’re especially keen to get involved.
“It is a great community investment for us – we were delighted to get involved as soon as we heard of the opportunity.”
Pennine Gate is a development on Broad Lane, with a range of three- and four-bedroom homes currently on offer. Prices start from just £154,995 and with the show homes now open, potential buyers can gain invaluable insight into life at the development.
Vicky concludes: “Contributions like this really do make a big difference – we’re very grateful for the support!”
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 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.”
Members of the Ashton Royal British Legion Commitment
Taylor Wimpey Manchester renews sponsorship with Pennine Juniors
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to announce that it will be supporting Rochdale-based Pennine Juniors Football Club for the second consecutive season.
Pennine Juniors & Pennine Gate Sales
and Production Team
The leading homebuilder, whose Pennine Gate development is a short distance from the club, has donated £275 to supply tracksuits for the club’s under 10s and under 12s teams, following a £500 donation to provide kits last year.
Antony Buck, child welfare officer at Pennine Juniors, comments: “We are a real grass-roots organisation, having grown quickly to include 26 teams in just over 10 years. That’s 300 players, so support from local businesses such as Taylor Wimpey is hugely appreciated.”
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting Pennine Juniors once again. The club gives a lot to the community, which has welcomed us with open arms, so we’re looking forward to seeing their successes in the coming season.”
Antony concludes: “The players look great in their new tracksuits, which are used for outdoor training and travel. We’re really grateful for the ongoing support and are looking forward to our forthcoming season even more, thanks to Taylor Wimpey.”
Christmas lands at Pennine Gate
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is preparing for the festive season at its popular Pennine Gate development, in Rochdale, and is inviting buyers in the region to a Christmas even.
In-line with the event, the developer has had a helping hand from the pupils of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, who have decked out the development by crafting their own individual baubles which have been hung on the developer’s 10ft Christmas tree. On the day, mulled wine and mince pies will be served for attendees to enjoy, while live music will be provided by Milnrow Brass Band.
Garry Johnson, head teacher at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, comments: “The children are bursting with excitement as we get closer to Christmas, and participating in this festive activity has had them bubbling over with festive cheer. They are very proud to have their specially decorated baubles displayed at the development.”
Since launching Pennine Gate, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with a number of local community organisations including Springhill Hospice, Pennine Juniors Football Club and the RSPCA Rochdale.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “For a number of our residents at Pennine Gate this is the first Christmas in their new home, and we wanted to help them celebrate by spreading the festive feel. We also felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this wonderful close-knit community to prospective buyers in the area, which is why we asked St Mary’s to get involved with the festivities and transform our development into a Christmas haven.”
Chloe concludes: “We’re expecting this event to be incredibly popular with both existing and prospective customers, so if you’re living at Pennine Gate or are considering moving to the area, come along to find out more. We would also like to say a big thanks to the pupils of St Mary’s who really have brought Christmas to life at the development."
The event will take place at the development on Broad Lane, on 10th December between 6pm and 8pm.
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 Pennine Gate 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.
“The Pennine Gate development 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.” The 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.”
Pennine Juniors score new kit with Taylor Wimpey
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to be announced as the 2015/2016 sponsor of Rochdale-based Pennine Juniors Football Club’s under nines and under 11s teams.
The leading homebuilder, which is currently building new properties at the Pennine Gate development just a short distance from the club, has donated £500 to fund brand-new kits for the much-anticipated forthcoming season.
Sales Exec Maureen with the Pennine Juniors Team
David Simmonds, president at Pennine Juniors, comments: “The day-to-day running of the club is expensive alone, so when you throw things like kits into the mix, it can be extremely difficult for us to fund everything. The new kits look fantastic and we’re thrilled to have a name as big as Taylor Wimpey supporting our under nines and under 11s teams.”
Pennine Juniors is a ‘grass roots’ junior football club and currently has 32 teams, ranging from under sevens to under 17s.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “As soon as we heard that the teams at Pennine Juniors were in need of new kits, we jumped at the chance to help out. “It’s clear that the club is very much at the heart of the Rochdale community and we’re glad that the players love their new kits."
David concludes: “It’s thanks to companies like Taylor Wimpey that we’re able to continue with our work throughout the community, so we’re extremely grateful for this generous donation.”
Homebuilder helps refurb RSPCA Rochdale pod
Leading property developer Taylor Wimpey has sponsored a kitten and mother pod at the RSPCA’s Rochdale and District Branch. The centre, which is located just a short distance from the homebuilder’s brand-new Pennine Gate development, has received a donation of more than £500 to support with its work in the local community.
Pennine Gate Sales Exec Maureen at RSPCA Rochdale
David Canavan, Chairman of the RSPCA Rochdale comments: “As one of the largest centres in the North of England, winter is a difficult time for us and, as you can imagine, post-Christmas we are faced with a lot of pressure. Taylor Wimpey’s kind donation has enabled us to refurbish a pod and really will make a difference to our cats and kittens.”
The RSPCA attends approximately 250,000 cases of animal cruelty and receives around 1.4 million calls per year.
Chloe Dunn, Associate Sales & Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “As animal lovers, we understand the importance of the RSPCA’s work and it’s astonishing how many cases they attend year-on-year. We are thrilled that our donation will make such a difference and hope this helps them to continue with their amazing work in the Rochdale area – where our Pennine Gate development is currently taking shape.”
David concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support on behalf of the whole centre – it truly is very much appreciated. Support of this kind really does make a difference to the animals which need our care!"