Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to announce that it will be supporting Teams4U’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for 2015, by encouraging families in Greater Manchester to donate necessities to families in Eastern Europe this festive season.
The Ivy 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.”
Taylor Wimpey’s Ivy Grange development is located on Weaste Lane in Salford, 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.”
September 2015 - Homebuilder helps Langworthy Reds kick off new season
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is thrilled to announce that it will be sponsoring Salford-based Langworthy Reds Amateur Rugby League Football Clubs’s under 13s team, for the forthcoming 2015/2016 season.
Langworthy Reds Under 13s ARLFC Team
The homebuilder, which has recently launched its Ivy Grange development close to the club, has donated £650 for the under 13s’ full kit, including shirts, socks and shorts.
Mark Gartley, under 13s coach at Langworthy Reds ARLFC, comments, “This is a great boost for the team as we head into the 2015/2016 season. At this age, kits get worn out and too small quite quickly, so it is fantastic to have the support of Taylor Wimpey to help with this expense."
As well as senior mens and ladies teams, Langworthy Reds has ten squads in its junior and mini divisions, ranging from under six right up to under 16.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “When we heard that Langworthy Reds was in need of new kits for its under 13s squad, we jumped at the chance to help out. The club is a huge part of the Salford community, and with our new Ivy Grange development now taking shape on Weaste Lane, we are thrilled to be on board.”
Mark concludes: “The team love the new kits. They’ll start the new season looking really smart and we are incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this support.”
March 2015 - Developer donates to charity sports day
North West-based charity The Factory Youth Zone has received a £750 donation from Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
Sales Executive Claire with The Factory Youth Zone
The charity opened in February 2012 and has since helped over 4,000 young people across the region. Helping youngsters aged eight to 25, The Factory Youth Zone offers support in a number of areas including, healthy eating advice, counselling services and even teaching employability skills.
Phil Ascott, development manager at The Factory Youth Zone, comments: “We are thrilled that our work across the North West is being recognised by a company as renowned as Taylor Wimpey. The money has been used to support The President’s Cup initiative. The annual competition is in aid of supporting sports and performing arts, and aims to engage young people within the Youth Zones in a multitude of activities such as Skittle Ball, Bladderball, and climbing dance and drama.”
The President’s Cup is an annual event run by The Factory Youth Zone and enables over 200 people from the centre to try numerous new sports in a fun and supportive environment.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “The Factory Youth Zone is a fantastic organisation, which is why we jumped at the chance to help support them with The President’s Cup. The charity works in quite a number of the communities in which we build houses, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with them on this exciting initiative.”
The Factory Youth Zone currently works on a number of initiatives across Greater Manchester, including in Salford where Taylor Wimpey is currently developing the Ivy Grange scheme which is due to launch in the coming weeks.
Phil concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for such a generous donation, and we hope this marks the start of a great relationship with the company.”