Students Myles Sadler, Chloe Wilkins and
Jordan Page with headteacher Liz Dakin and
Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Kathryn Watton.
We provided a cash donation to a Wem school’s fund, to help cover costs for a whole host of activities and resources!
We gave £500 to The Thomas Adams School Fund, which helps to pay for everything from specialist revision materials and school trips to places ranging from London to Rome, to ‘level the playing field’ for all Thomas Adams’ 1,360 pupils, aged 11 to 18.
The school’s Business Manager, Stuart Boreham, says: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this donation.
“The school was founded in 1650, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Fund went that far back as well. The Fund supports everyone at Thomas Adams to have the chance to access education more equally.”
Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a housebuilder working in Wem, we are delighted to support a Fund aimed at the community in which we are building.
“The Thomas Adams School is a state school with a well-deserved reputation for providing an equal opportunity to all children, irrespective of their background.”
Other money for the Fund comes from school fundraising events and a contribution from the Drapers’ Company of the City of London, which has an historic tie to the school through the school’s 17th century founder Thomas Adams, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Company of Drapers.
The school, well-regarded by Ofsted, has a 365-year history in Wem, some of which is reflected in its historic Sixth Form College buildings. It is also one of only around 35 state schools in the country to offer boarding facilities, for pupils whose parents are working abroad.
Wem Scouts and Guides get £500 donation
We were delighted to donate £500 to the 1st Wem Scouts and Guides for a lockable notice board to be located outside their town HQ.
Left to right (back row): Faith Blood (aged 12), Tim Wilton-Morgan, Anne Keen from Taylor Wimpey. Front row: Megan Williams (aged 6) and Theo Blood (aged 9).
The idea is that the notice board will be visible to every arriving parent and every passer-by on Bowens Field in Wem.
“We had the same notice board for years and years and it’s basically collapsed,” explains Group Scout Leader Tim Wilton-Morgan.
“We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the money to replace the notice board and it has been engraved with our name and our donor’s name!”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a housebuilder working in Wem, we are delighted to support a local group in the town in which we’re building.
“The Scout movement has been going for just over a hundred years, and we’re pleased to help a local Group which is working hard to keep the adventure going!”
Mr Wilton-Morgan says: “The Scout and Guide movement is currently growing across the UK, because, I think, it gets young people away from the computer and the TV and into something more adventurous.”
He says there were about 100 children involved in 1st Wem’s Scout, Cub and Beaver sections. “They learn how to look after themselves, to be more confident and self-reliant,” he adds.
“It’s a very worthwhile organisation, and children who like a bit of adventure – and most of them have never been camping – get a lot out of it.”