Developer saddles up with the Unicorn Centre
A Middlesbrough charity, that offers horse riding facilities for disabled adults and children, has been able to invest in a much-needed saddle; thanks to a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey.
The Unicorn Centre, which is a member of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Rose Cottage Farm development in Stainton, and relies entirely on fundraising to subsidise lessons and equipment.
Claire Pitt, manager at the Unicorn Centre comments: “In order to provide a safe and supportive environment for our members, we are dependent on committed volunteers and local businesses, such as Taylor Wimpey, who can ensure we have the best equipment.
“Saddles can be really expensive, and this £500 donation has been a massive help!”
The Unicorn Centre opened in 1998 and offers riding therapy in addition to learning and training opportunities to over 200 individuals every week.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire explains: “The Unicorn Centre is a remarkable charity that we are proud to be associated with.
“Our Rose Cottage Farm development is now a key part of the Stainton community, and with so many fantastic volunteers in the area, we wanted to help in any way we could.”
Claire concludes: “Taylor Wimpey’s support has been a huge help so I would like to thank them on behalf of both the whole team at The Unicorn Centre and our members.”
Thanks a bunch
Taylor Wimpey is thrilled to be supporting Stainton and Thornton Parish Council with a £500 donation for the community’s flower displays.
The donation will be used to enable the council to provide extra planting areas and assist them in regenerating key areas of both Stainton and Thornton, with the hope of winning Northumbria in Bloom later in the year.
Ron Dennison, chair of the Environment Committee at Stainton and Thornton Parish Council describes how fundamental donations like this are to the project.
He said: “We are delighted with the donation and generosity we have received from Taylor Wimpey. It’s excellent timing with its Rose Cottage Farm development now taking shape right in the heart of Stainton.
“The money has enabled us to provide extra planting areas across key parts of the region, and with our summer bedding set to begin in the coming weeks, the flower beds will no doubt look fantastic.”
Judging for this years Northumbria in Bloom takes place in July, and the developer hopes the donation will make Stainton a leading contender for the contest.
Debbie Whittingham, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire comments: “The work which Stainton and Thornton Parish Council are doing across the region truly is fantastic.
“With our Rose Cottage Farm development now a key part of the Stainton community, we were more than happy to help them revitalise the area.
Developer supports local nature reserve
Taylor Wimpey is thrilled to announce it is supporting The Friends of Fairy Dell, by donating £500 to help with its work within the Middlesbrough community.
The Friends of Fairy Dell works in restoring and improving the environment for the local community and habitat for wildlife.
Dave Elliott, chairman of The Friends of Fairy Dell, explains how vital contributions like this are, to the running of the organisation.
He said: “The money we have received from Taylor Wimpey has helped us tremendously. The boardwalk in particular has been great, as we are now able to cater for more people with walking difficulties as well as people in wheelchairs and with pushchairs.”
The Friends of Fairy Dell, which is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Rose Cottage Farm development, has used the donation for a much-needed boardwalk, flower beds and tools, to enhance its current gardening areas.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire commented: “The Friends of Fairy Dell does some fantastic work throughout the whole community and with our Rose Cottage Farm development close-by, we were more than happy to help.”
Dave concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for its support on behalf of all from The Friends of Fairy Dell. The donation has given us a great deal of help and we can’t thank them enough.”