Jamie Richardson & Florence Bawak.
Stepping Hill Hospital, in Stockport, has received a donation of 170 stress balls to support its dementia care unit, from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Manchester.
The hospital, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder The Heath at Hampton Wood development, in Hazel Grove, received the donation to help alleviate stress for patients suffering from the illness.
Florence Bawak, matron for dementia care at Stepping Hill Hospital, comments: “Stress balls are a proven tool to help patients suffering with dementia to reduce their anxiety, agitation and apathy; Not only are they a great way to calm nerves, but they also increase the tactical awareness of our fingers and hands which, in turn, prolong our mind focus and alertness.
Stepping Hill Hospital first opened in 1905 and was a military hospital during World War I. Now, the hospital is nationally recognised for its specialism in the care of older people, and as an organisation that provides excellent cancer care.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains; We wanted to help people suffering from dementia in a way that was a little unique and would hopefully bring an element of enjoyment. The team at Stepping Hill is a real credit to the local community and it is a joy to help out in any way we can.
Florence concludes:We cannot wait to introduce the use of stress balls to our patients, so are incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for supporting the initiative.
November 2015 - Homebuilder sends Santa overseas
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 Heath development based off Bramhall Lane in Stockport 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 Heath 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.”
October 2015 - Homebuilder helps Harry’s Holiday Hangout
Harry’s Holiday Hangout, a newly-formed charity based in Stockport, has received a cash boost of £500 from property developer, Taylor Wimpey Manchester. The charity, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s The Heath at Hampton Wood development, has used the donation to help purchase a new caravan for children with cancer.
Sales Exec's & Harrys Hangout charity founders
Darren Griffin, who set up the charity earlier this year, comments: “After losing my son, Harry, in May to Neuroblastoma – a rare cancer that develops in the adrenal glands, I wanted to help those children in similar situations by providing a retreat to go to between treatments.
“We’re hoping to raise £75,000 to buy a series of caravans for families to go to, to get away from the day-to-day stress of having a child with cancer, and Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation will help us to achieve our goal.”
Harry’s Holiday Hangout offers families peace of mind by taking the financial worry away from the holiday, enabling them to focus on making happy memories with their children.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Harry’s Holiday Hangout is a fantastic charity and one we’re only too happy to be supporting. The caravan initiative is a lovely idea, and one which we’re sure many families will be incredibly appreciative of.”
Darren concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this help – it truly is much appreciated, and has enabled us to get a step closer to buying our first caravan.”
May 2015 - Homebuilder provides a helping hand to Headlander Festival
The Stockport-based Headlander Festival has received a significant cash boost of more than £1,000 from Taylor Wimpey Manchester for the 2015 event.
The festival, which is held at Stockport Rugby Club - just a short distance from the homebuilder’s brand-new The Heath at Hampton Wood development in Hazel Grove, will take place between the 20th and 21st June.
Chris Keene, from the Headlander Festival, comments: “We are thrilled to be partnered with a name as big as Taylor Wimpey for our 2015 festival. Their generous donation has been an incredible help and has enabled us to make the festival bigger and better than ever before. Headlander is very much a community event which puts Stockport and our local artists on the map. Our aim is to offer the best music and weekend entertainment at the best price possible, and we are confident that this year will be even more successful than the last!”
This year’s Headlander Festival is expected to attract 3,000 people from across the region and will have three stages of live music for festival-goers to enjoy. The stages will be headlined by Roachford and From the Jam, with support from over 40 international and home-grown acts, including The Hayes Sisters and Kazo.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “This is the first time we have had a presence in Hazel Grove so we are delighted to have partnered with the Headlander Festival on this exciting event. It’s clear that the festival is a key date in the local community calendar, so it’s great to have played a part in helping to develop the event.”
Rachael concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generosity on behalf of the whole community.”