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 Chorley-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.”
Club Bowled over by homebuilder's donation
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, has donated £500 to Ribblesdale Cricket and Bowling Club for the purchase of new balls and bats for its junior cricket teams.
The club is located just ten minutes for Taylor Wimpey’s Half Penny Meadows development, which launched in October 2017.
Mark Graham, chairman of the club, comments: “It’s wonderful to see a company like Taylor Wimpey getting involved in the community and it really does make a difference to see them giving something back.
“The teams are excited to get practising with the new equipment and would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for the donation.”
Half Penny Meadows will offer a range of one-to four-bedroom homes perfect for house hunters in Clitheroe. It is ideally located near to the heart of Clitheroe meaning local amenities are easily accessible, but is also nearby to plenty of beautiful green spaces.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We’re always happy to support local initiatives like Ribblesdale Wanderers.
“Clubs like this are a great way to encourage the people of all ages to keep active, no matter their fitness levels. They teach younger members of the team sportsmanship as well as teamwork and dedication.
“Ribblesdale Wanderers has been a part of Clitheroe’s history since 1891 and we’re pleased to be supporting the next generation of the club.
“We’re excited to be building in Clitheroe, it’s a place with a wonderful community spirit and Ribblesdale Wanderers is just one example of that.
“We’re sure house hunters will love the area and we can’t wait to help them find their forever homes at our Half Penny Meadows development.”
Players from the club in action
Taylor Wimpey supports new family hub in Ribble Valley
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is delighted to be supporting an innovative new project to support children, young people and their families in the Ribble Valley.
The leading homebuilder has donated £500 towards the creation of The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families, which will offer social and emotional support for families in the area.
Fiona Maudsley, co-founder and development officer along with Steven Blackburn of the new family hub, comments: “”We are so excited to be piloting this project. We hope that it will give a massive boost for families, many of whom currently must travel to larger towns to access this type of support.
“All help is gratefully received as we aim to provide a fully-functioning hub offering all sorts of therapy to promote mental health and wellbeing.”
Chloe Dunn, Sales and Marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “The Ribble Valley is a comfortable, affluent area, however, support like this is still so important and we are therefore delighted to be providing assistance.
“Our Half Penny Meadows development is in the heart of the Ribble Valley and we always make it a priority to support the communities in which we build. We wish The Foundation all the very best as it grows.”
Half Penny Meadows is a brand-new development comprising of collection of one- to five-bedroom properties, on Pendle Road.
Concludes Fiona: “It is early days and we are just starting on this worthwhile project, so we are really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the recognition and support.”