We are proud to donate £250 to Hart Foodbank
As part of the donation box scheme which was running at Oaklands at Crookham Park we gifted £250 to Fleet-based Hart Foodbank. Hart Foodbank received the most nominations from the local community in the last round of voting and were awarded with £250 funding.
Hart Foodbank was set up in 2011 and, with the support of The Trussell Trust, is working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Hart Foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in need and last year alone, the charity supplied 1,150 three-day emergency food kits to people in and around Fleet.
Christine Siddall, Project Manager at Hart Foodbank, said: “With one in five people in the UK living below the poverty line, the work we do to help provide food to those in need has never been more important. We are incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey and everyone who voted for us to receive this donation. We rely on gestures of goodwill such as this which enable us to continue to make sure that we can help as many people as possible and this funding will allow us to provide food supplies to 1,000 local people.”
Tina Chalk, Sales Manager at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “We are committed to giving something back to the local areas in which we are building and we are proud to be supporting Hart Foodbank. The services they provide help so many people and it was our pleasure to be able to offer a £250 donation.”
Farnborough and District Samaritans receive financial support from Taylor Wimpey
As part of the donation box scheme at Oaklands, we have gifted £250 to the Farnborough and District Samaritans. In January, Farnborough and District Samaritans received the most votes from the local community and were awarded the donation.
Farnborough and District Samaritans is a regional branch of the well known national charity that offers support and advice to individuals needing someone to talk to during a difficult time. The charity gives emotional support to people who reach out for help either over the phone, through email or in person.
Peter Dobson, Deputy Director at Farnborough and District Samaritans, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey, the donation came as a lovely surprise! Having been established in the area for a long time, we really care about the local community. It’s great that Taylor Wimpey is able to assist us in keeping this aid accessible to those that are struggling.”
Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “The work of the Samaritans is invaluable and it’s wonderful to be backing such a worthy cause.”
We award Wooden Spoon with a £250 donation
Wooden Spoon has been crowned the most recent winner of our community donation box scheme which encourages residents from Church Crookham and surrounding area to vote for one of three chosen causes to receive a monetary donation from us. After receiving the most votes from the local community in November, we have given the charity a £250 boost.
Founded in 1983, Wooden Spoon have transformed the lives of over 1 million children and young people with a disability in the UK, through the power of rugby. Wooden Spoon provides a range of facilities including, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care. Our donation will go towards some of Wooden Spoon's upcoming projects, of which the charity run around 70 each year. The support of Wooden Spoon means that through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background, has access to the same opportunities.
Commenting on our donation Sarah Webb, CEO of Wooden Spoon, said: “We are over the moon to receive such a generous donation from Taylor Wimpey. The support we have received will make a significant difference to the work that we do.”
Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames said: “Wooden Spoon provides invaluable services for disabled and disadvantaged children, and we are pleased to be able to give them the support that will enable them to continue, and expand on, their great work.”