Leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester, recently welcomed 12 pupils from All Saints Catholic Primary School, in Golborne, to its nearby Rothwells Farm development, for a special site visit.
The pupils took part in a half day planting workshop, delivered by Taylor Wimpey’s landscaping partner and learnt about how to plant and the importance of caring for their environment.
Wendy Hughes, headteacher at All Saints, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and fully embraced the opportunity to learn about the importance of green spaces and caring for the environment.
“The garden is a lovely addition to the development. The initiative has given the children an opportunity to take part in planting and learn from the experts. This is invaluable to the education process, bringing to life what we teach in the classroom.
“I’m sure the children will be keen to invite their parents down to the development to see their handiwork.
“A huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey for inviting us to Rothwells Farm for such a fun and memorable experience.”
Following the workshop, the children were given a tour of the community garden area on the scheme to see what the bulbs and seeds they’d planted would grow into.
Chloe Dunn, sale and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We’re incredibly committed to working with organisations in the local community. Being able to help educate young people in the area about the importance of looking after their environment, and providing them with practical skills to do so, is a very rewarding part of our job.
“It was an absolute pleasure to have the pupils from All Saints visit the site. They were a real joy to work with and asked some great questions. We hope they enjoyed it as much as we did!”
Taylor Wimpey Manchester has pledged £150 towards Golborne’s community café, which will be used towards for new cooking equipment.
Close to Taylor Wimpey’s Rothwells Farm development, in Golborne, Connecting Together provides support to local people who have varying levels of disability, mental health and complex need and will offer care and recreation facilities with the aim to unite every generation.
This is the second time the homebuilder has partnered with the café in an effort to tackle loneliness in all its forms, in and around Golborne.
Catherine Sudworth, Connecting Together, comments: “We’re very thankful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous and helpful donation.
“In 2017, they provided 25 per cent of our crowd funding target to help get the café up and running and it’s great to see that their investment in our community continues with this generous donation.
“Isolation can have a big impact on mental health and is devastating for people who feel segregated from the town they live in.
“We’ve already seen the benefits and lots of people building friendships within the community since we launched. We’re excited to continue our work with all members and partners, including Taylor Wimpey, to further this over the coming years.”
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Connecting Together is a fantastic care group who play a vital part in the Golborne community.
“After our initial donation a couple of years ago, we saw what a positive impact initiatives like this can have and were keen to work with the organisation again.
“Loneliness is such an important issue to recognise in any community, and we were only too happy to support the café, especially due to its proximity to our Rothwells Farm development. “
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 Wigan 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.”