Millbrook Primary School, in Shevington, has received a cash boost of £200 for its National Den Day initiative from homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey.
The school, which is based close to the Oakwood Meadows development, hosted a den-building event called, ‘Taking a Walk on the Wild Side’ on Friday 17th June to raise funds for global charity, Save the Children.
Carly Royal, head teacher at Millbrook Primary School, comments: “We were fascinated by Save the Children’s National Den Day campaign, and wanted to show our support by getting fully involved.
“We invited parents and families to support our students in a day of den-building, which proved to be a great way to engage our children’s creativity further while of course raising money for a great cause. Taylor Wimpey’s donation was much appreciated and will go entirely to the charity, to enable them to continue with their fantastic work.”
Save the Children is a leading charity which organises world-class initiatives to save children’s lives. Its projects cover education, healthcare, and emergency relief, among other issues, and reach millions of children every year.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “This was an excellent opportunity for us to make a difference both locally and internationally, by supporting Millbrook Primary School’s efforts in raising money for Save the Children.
“As a homebuilder with local and international operations, we are honoured to be able to improve communities wherever we work.”
The Oakwood Meadows development, on Vicarage Lane, currently features a range of three and four-bedroom homes in a variety of semi-detached, detached, and town house styles, from just £179,995.
Since launching the development in 2012, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with Millbrook Primary School on a number of initiatives including educational visits, Walk to School Month, and Harvest.
Carly concludes: “On behalf of the whole school, I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation.”
December 2015 - Christmas lands at Oakwood Meadows
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is preparing for the festive season at its popular Oakwood Meadows development, in Shevington, and is inviting buyers in the region to a Christmas event on 10th December.
In-line with the event, the developer has had a helping hand from the pupils of Millbrook Primary School, who have decked out the development by crafting their own individual baubles which will be hung on the developer’s 10ft Christmas tree.
On the day, mulled wine and mince pies will be served for attendees to enjoy, while live music will be provided by Old Hall Brass Band.
Carly Royal, head teacher at Millbrook Primary School, comments: “The children are bursting with excitement as we get closer to Christmas, and participating in this festive activity has had them bubbling over with festive cheer. They are very proud to have their specially decorated baubles displayed at the development.”
Since launching Oakwood Meadows, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with Millbrook Primary School on a number of initiatives including, Walk to School Month, World Book Day, Harvest and educational visits to the development.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “For a number of our residents at Oakwood Meadows this is the first Christmas in their new home, and we wanted to help them celebrate by spreading the festive feel. We also felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this wonderful close-knit community to prospective buyers in the area, which is why we asked Millbrook Primary School to get involved with the festivities and transform our development into a Christmas haven.”
Chloe concludes: “We’re expecting this event to be incredibly popular with both existing and prospective customers, so if you’re living at Oakwood Meadows or are considering moving to the area, come along to find out more. We would also like to say a big thanks to the pupils of Millbrook Primary who really have brought Christmas to life at the development.
The event will take place at the development on Vicarage Lane, on 10th December between 6pm and 8pm.
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 Wigan to donate necessities to families in Eastern Europe this festive season.
The homebuilder’s Shevington-based Oakwood Meadows 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 Wigan-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 Oakwood Meadows is based on Vicarage Lane, in Shevington and 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.”
For further information about Taylor Wimpey’s developments in the region, please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk. To find out more about the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, log onto www.teams4u.com.
October 2015 - Taylor Wimpey gives wristbands in aid of Walk to School Month
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is helping the families of Wigan to shine a light on the importance of leaving the car at home and walking to school this autumn.
To help celebrate Walk to School Month, the leading homebuilder has donated 100 high-visibility wristbands to Millbrook Primary School, in Shevington, for use during the darker
Walk to School Month - Millbrook Primary School
Carly Royal, headteacher at Millbrook Primary School, explains: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school.”
Walk to School Month, which takes place every October, is in aid of promoting healthier lifestyles as well as to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, which is why we are working in partnership with Millbrook Primary School as part of Walk to School Month. We understand that family life can be busy, but walking to school is one of the easiest ways for children to increase their level of physical activity and get fit. We hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”
Millbrook Primary School is based on Elmfield and just a short distance from the Oakwood Meadows development.
Carly concludes: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike.”
October 2015 - Homebuilder offers a helping hand for school Harvest
Leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with Millbrook Primary School, in Shevington, on its 2015 Harvest celebrations.
Children from Millbrook Primary School with harvest donations
The school, which is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows development, received a donation of £200 from the homebuilder to purchase food packages for a local charity of choice.
Darsey Lang, reception teacher at Millbrook Primary School, comments: “Harvest is the perfect time of year to give something back and help those less fortunate. We’re delighted to have the support of Taylor Wimpey on this exciting initiative and for the team’s generosity once again.”
Since launching Oakwood Meadows, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with Millbrook Primary School on a number of initiatives including, Walk to School Month, World Book Day, and educational visits to the development.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Millbrook Primary School on another exciting activity. Harvest is one of my favourite times of year, as it’s great to see the whole community pull together to offer a helping hand to those more in need.”
Darsey concluded: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the continued support on behalf of the whole school, it really is much appreciated.”
Click here to see Millbrook Primary School's thank you letter!
May 2015 - Homebuilder helps make music with My Life
Taylor Wimpey Manchester has partnered with Wigan-based charitable organisation My Life for its grand open evening musical extravaganza, by making a £500 donation towards the initiative. The event, which took place on Friday 29th May, aimed to raise awareness of the work the organisation does, and to give people an opportunity to look around its state-of-the-art facilities. My Life is a not-for-profit organisation which supports the elderly, as well as people living with a disability or mental health illness.
Caroline Tomlinson, CEO at My Life, comments: “This is the second time Taylor Wimpey has generously donated towards our work, so we are incredibly grateful. Our musical extravaganza was an extremely enjoyable night all round, and was a great way for us to raise awareness of the work we’re doing throughout the whole community. We welcomed 400 people on the night, so a successful night all round.”
My Life Musical Extravaganza
The developer also made a £500 donation to My Life back in December, to help upgrade the organisation’s Laughing Dome with some brand-new audio equipment, a cooking system and samba drums.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “My Life truly is a fantastic organisation which we’re keen on offering continued support to, so we’re thrilled to have helped out with their musical extravaganza. Helping out the communities in which we build is an important part of what we do, and we couldn’t think of a more worthwhile cause than this one.” My Life is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows development in Shevington.
Caroline concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for its ongoing support. We hope to work with the company again in the future, as we have lots more exciting plans in the pipeline.”
December 2014 - Winning donation for Wigan charity
Sales Exec Allison with My Life representatives
Wigan-based charitable organisation My Life has invested in brand-new audio equipment, a cooking system and samba drums; thanks to a £500 donation from property developer Taylor Wimpey. My Life, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Oakwood Meadows development in Shevington, has purchased the equipment for its laughter dome; just in time for the winter months when a number of samba sessions are scheduled to take place.
Caroline Tomlinson, CEO at My Life comments: “We had been looking to upgrade our laughter dome for some time; and now, thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation, we finally can. We work with hundreds of people, of all ages, across the whole of the North West; so this support will really go a long way and means a lot to so many people.”
My Life is a not-for-profit organisation which supports people with disabilities, those who suffer from mental health problems as well as and the elderly.
My life laughter dome
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “My Life is an extraordinary organisation and does some amazing work throughout the community. The laughter dome in particular is a lovely concept so we jumped at the chance to help upgrade the area for people to enjoy.”
Caroline concludes: “Taylor Wimpey’s help has been invaluable, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of everybody from My Life.”
October 2014 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester partners Wigan school on Walk to School month
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is urging Wigan’s parents to leave the car at home and walk their children to school in a bid
Walk to School Month
to get fit this autumn. Keeping fit is an extremely important part of growing up and walking to school is one of the easiest ways for families to increase their levels of physical activity. As part of Walk to School Month, which runs throughout October, Taylor Wimpey has provided 100 high-visibility wrist bands to Millbrook Primary School in order to encourage pupils to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey.
Chloe Dunn, regional head of sales for Taylor Wimpey comments: “Learning how to take care of your health from a young age is imperative and just a small amount of physical activity, like walking to school, can make such a huge difference. We are committed to supporting the communities where we build our new homes, which is why we have donated 100 wrist bands to Millbrook Primary School.
Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign to promote the benefits of walking to school, therefore resulting in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.
Millbrook Primary School Children
Gill Smith, reception teacher at Millbrook Primary School explains: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle; in addition to reducing traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike.”
Millbrook Primary School is based on Elmfield in Wigan – just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows development. Chloe concludes: “We understand that family life can be busy, but we hope our contribution will help inspire families in Wigan to swap the car for a safe, fun stroll to school instead.”
July 2014 - Taylor Wimpey donates blooming great bench
After an illustrious win at the North West in Bloom competition in 2013, Shevington has upped the stakes for its national Britain in Bloom entry, with help from home-builder Taylor Wimpey.
Shevington in Bloom donated bench
The developer supported Shevington in last year’s North West competition by donating a £600 flowerbed; and for this year’s national entry they have offered a further £1450 to cover the cost of a new bench. Keen to have Shevington named ‘Best Town’ in the UK, Margaret Carter of Shevington in Bloom comments: “Our gold win at last year’s competition was an incredible achievement and we’re so excited to be showcasing Shevington on a national level. To have Taylor Wimpey once again step up and support the community has made all the difference.” The developer’s Oakwood Meadows home scheme on Vicarage Lane will actually be a visiting spot for the Britain in Bloom judges. Chloe Dunn, head of sales for Taylor Wimpey Manchester comments: “Oakwood Meadows is really taking shape in the heart of Shevington, so we were more than happy to continue supporting this fantastic local organisation.”
March 2014 - Children’s story is brought to life at Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows
Youngsters from Millbrook Primary School dressed as their favourite book characters for a special storytime event at Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows development in Shevington, to mark World Book Day. The children were entertained with a
Sales Excutives Dawn & Claire with children from Millbrook
reading of The Gruffalo by Oakwood Meadows Sales Executive Dawn in the development’s show home. The special story-telling event was held on Thursday 6th March to celebrate World Book Day, a nationwide event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading.
Chloe Dunn, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “This event was a fantastic opportunity to get children excited about books and reading, and it was lovely to see the youngsters listening so intently during our storytime. Many of them had made a real effort with their book character costumes and I hope the mums and dads will be inspired to keep reading to their children at bedtime to encourage them to enjoy books into young adulthood and beyond.”
March 2014 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester is still on-board with Orrell RUFC
For the second year running, Wigan-based Orrell RUFC Under 12s have found sponsors in local home-builder Taylor Wimpey. The developer is currently building high-quality new homes at the Oakwood Meadows development in Shevington, and is keen to once again show its support to the local community.
Sales Executive Dawn & Orrell Juniors U12 Team
Speaking of the donation, team coach Neil Bradley said: We already have some fantastic shirts for the boys thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s generosity last year, and for the next season, we really needed some new socks and shorts. Given how accommodating they previously were, I didn’t think twice about approaching Taylor Wimpey again and they got straight on-board.”
Anthony Mansfield, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey commented: “We were delighted Orrell RUFC got in touch to see if we could help out again, particularly as we have residents involved with the team. We are wholly committed to working closely with the communities in which we build and they are something of a local treasure.”
Team coach Neil concluded: “Support from local people and businesses is paramount and we are overwhelmed that Taylor Wimpey have been so eager to help out. Here’s hoping we play as sharp as we now look.”
February 2014 - Millbrook’s mini builders
Reception students at Millbrook Primary School swapped pencils for hard hats as part of an enlightening lesson at Taylor Wimpey’s Oakwood Meadows development in Shevington.
Sales Exec Dawn & Millbrook Primary School Children
The school, which neighbours the house-builder’s thriving site, was keen to visit and learn about how new homes are built, the different designs and what a house looks like before occupants move in.
Gill Smith reception teacher at Millbrook Primary School describes how insightful the excursion was for the children. “Visiting the Oakwood Meadows development was a fantastic way to stimulate learning in an exciting out of school environment. We were able to show the children different housing designs while teaching them about the construction of homes which they loved. The children took in a great deal of information so we are really grateful to the experts at Taylor Wimpey who took time out of their busy days to get involved.”
Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester said the visit was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn more about buildings and construction.
Millbrook Primary School
“Taylor Wimpey is always keen to partner with local schools on educational initiatives. We firmly believe that children learn by experiencing new environments and simply love the idea of building things. We were thrilled to welcome the class along to the development.”
Gill concluded: “The children had a fantastic experience at Oakwood Meadows so I would like to extend a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for having us.”
July 2013 - Sharks will look sharp this season
Shevington Sharks Under 8s Rugby team are the lucky recipients of a donation from house-builder Taylor Wimpey, allowing them to purchase new kits for the impending season. With the summer season beginning in March, manager of the Under 8 team, Steve Bate, describes how they were in desperate need of kit sponsorship. He commented: “We’re such a big club with over 300 members so it can be difficult to secure sponsorship, particularly for the younger teams. We’re so grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s kind donation, and the boys are thrilled with their new kits.”
Shevington Sharks Under 8 Team
Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, describes why they were happy to step in as sponsors. “Our Oakwood Meadows development is just around the corner from the Sharks grounds and we always make an effort to get involved in the communities where we are building. Some of our new residents may even have kids who end up playing for the club so it’s fantastic that we can help out and we’re proud to have them wear our name.”
For further information on the Shevington Sharks and the upcoming season, visit: www.pitchero.com/clubs/shevingtonsharksarlfc
March 2013 - State of the art homes and surroundings
Taylor Wimpey has contracted local Chainsaw Wood Sculptor Andy Burgess to design and create a series of Oak statues for the Oakwood Meadows housing development in Lancashire.
The elaborate pieces will tie-in to the natural theme of the surrounding woodland, whilst complementing the styles of homes available on-site.
Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explained: “Oakwood Meadows is already proving to be popular with buyers due to its picturesque features and we wanted to expand on this key element. The trees and local wildlife play such a big part in making the development beautiful so this was the brief we gave to Andy.”
Andy has already completed one of three natural statues for the development; featuring a deer by an Oak tree which was on view for visitors including the mayor at the recent launch. He explained: “I created the whole sculpture from one large piece of reclaimed Oak, which again ties into the Oakwood development. There were a number of factors I took into consideration such as making the piece child-friendly as the development is proving popular with families.
Anthony describes how Andy’s stunning work is perfectly in keeping with styles of homes on offer at Oakwood Meadows. The Shevington development features a range of two to five bedroom homes with number of schemes also available for interested buyers.
Anthony concluded: “We look forward to seeing the final two designs later this year, and are confident the artwork will be a key feature for anybody visiting or living on-site.”