Young readers in Harrow start a new chapter thanks to our donation
Children at Roxeth Primary School are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a £150 donation from us.
Our donation was all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrated its 20th birthday.
Lisa Arthur, English Lead and Senior Teacher at Roxeth Primary School, says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation.
“It’s great to be able to add to the choice of books on offer in our library for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.
“Our eager readers are now really looking forward to getting stuck into their new books!”
The 20th annual World Book Day took place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Jack Costello, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Roxeth Primary School.
“It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”
Our fundraising generates thousands for Hertfordshire Society for the Blind
The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind has received a cash donation worth thousands of pounds, following a series of successful fundraising events we have organised this year including an auction, a football tournament and a golf day.
We recently handed over a cheque for £32,000 to theHertfordshire Society for the Blind.
On Friday 9th October, representatives from the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind visited our head office in Borehamwood to receive the donation, which has reached a grand total of £32,000 so far this year.
Ron Pickford, Chief Executive of the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind, says: “I’m speechless – what a staggering amount of money! A massive thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey North Thames and their contractors and suppliers for the outstanding support and generosity in this, the Society’s centenary year.
“This will make a huge difference to the work of the Society, in particular it has allowed us to recruit an additional Outreach Support Worker to meet the growing demand for our services in supporting people in need in our community and a whole lot more – we need to take our time to work out how best to deploy these funds”.
Peter Gurr, Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “I’m extremely proud that together we have raised a phenomenal amount of money for the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind.
“We never expected that we would be donating as much as £32,000, so to reach such a high figure is absolutely fantastic. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has helped in supporting our efforts.”
Christine Scarborough, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, adds: “This fantastic non-profit organisation improves the lives of so many people that we feel it’s extremely important for us to offer them help, and I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in our fundraising.
“We’re thrilled with the amount of money we’ve raised for the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind so far this year, and we intend to continue our hard work!”
Taylor Tiger helps Woburn Safari Park raise funds for conservation projects in the wild
Our tiger mascot Taylor Tiger joined forces with his mascot colleagues, Tala from Woburn Safari Park and Welford from Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, at a charity weekend to help raise funds for endangered tigers in the wild.
Taylor Tiger joined forces with his mascot colleague Tala from Woburn Safari Park to help raise funds for endangered tigers in the wild.
The three mascots attended a special charity event at Woburn Safari Park to support the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance’s Amur Tiger Conservation Project.
Taylor Wimpey North Thames’ support for the event is part of an ongoing partnership with Woburn which earlier this year saw the leading local housebuilder renew its sponsorship of the safari park’s Amur tiger house for the next three years.
Peter Gurr, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “We were delighted to support the Amur Tiger Charity Weekend at Woburn.
“The event raised vital funds for the Amur Tiger Conservation Project as well as awareness of this beautiful species – and it was great fun for all the visitors to the park!”
Drew Mullin, General Manager of Woburn Safari Park says: “Everyone involved in the fundraising had a fantastic time. Tala and her new friends; Welford and Taylor, all helped put the fun into fundraising! The initial count of monies shows we’ll have raised significant funds for the ALTA charity.”