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Primary School pupils get a lesson at our Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh
Children from Hermitage Primary have been given an exciting opportunity to see the new homes that are under construction at our Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh as part of their ‘Houses and Homes’ project in school.
Youngsters from the Primary 2 classes explored our development to learn about the construction of a new home; they saw various stages of construction and took the opportunity to visit the two show homes.
The team at Taylor Wimpey in Helensburgh was more than happy to facilitate the visit as Kevin Harkness, Assistant Site Manager at Hermitage Grange adds: “We were more than delighted to be able to welcome the children from Hermitage Primary School for an insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home.
“The children have been learning about new homes and how they are built, so this was a really good opportunity for them to learn about some of the process that it takes to build a new home and see some construction activity at the development. We hope that we have also inspired a few of the youngsters to consider the housebuilding industry in the future.”
Whilst the children were at the development, the team took the opportunity to remind the children never to play near a building site and that a school visit was extra-special because normally there are no children allowed near any construction. Never playing near a construction site is a message that Taylor Wimpey is keen to reinforce to the wider local community – especially ahead of the Christmas school holiday.
Class teacher Emma Stevenson, said: “Our children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Taylor Wimpey’s Hermitage Grange, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process. They really enjoyed seeing the different stages that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we know they absolutely loved the show homes.”
We Sponsor A New Trophy For The Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have become the sponsor of a new trophy that will be presented to the winner of the Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K for the next three years. Our sponsorship during this period will also provide £125 prize money annually.
The Babcock Helensburgh 10K has run annually every year in May for the past 35 years, beginning life as part of the Polaroid 10K Series. Since 2017, the race has been part of the three race Babcock 10K Series and last year it attracted around 650 participants, which included Olympian, club and recreational runners of both sexes.
Our sponsorship marks a key milestone for our local Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh, where the first new homebuyers are beginning to move in, and two show homes continue to provide buyers with the perfect opportunity to see for themselves just how stylish their move to the local area could be.
Commenting on the support that it has received from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Kevin Johnson, Race Director of the Babcock Helensburgh 10K and Chairman of the Babcock 10K Series, said: “Until now we didn’t have a trophy for the women’s winner. We’re absolutely delighted to mark Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s arrival in Helensburgh with the launch of this prestigious new trophy, and we look forward to having the first opportunity to present it to the winning lady next May.”
Audrey Ross, Sales & Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland adds: “We are proud to be able become part of such an important local event in the Helensburgh calendar, and to launch the first Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K trophy.
“We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to get involved in such a prestigious event that clearly has become a landmark event, not just for the runners, but for everyone involved.”
Our support of Helensburgh Athletic Club and the launch of the new Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K trophy is one of the many contributions being made by us towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
We give a fundraising boost to local bowling club in Helensburgh
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £500 to Colgrain Bowling Club in Helensburgh. The money will provide a boost to its fundraising towards repairing the clubhouse roof, which will help to make sure they can continue to offer their valuable support to the local community.
Colgrain Bowling Club has played a key role in the local Helensburgh community for 67 years and it supports a variety of local initiatives that bring old and young together. Their packed programme includes work with Enable Scotland, support for Ardencaple Boys Club, as well as an outreach programme with Helensburgh Academy to provide taster sessions of lawn bowls and bust the myth that the sport is just for old people.
Our donation marks a key milestone for our local development at Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh, where two show homes have recently opened to provide buyers with the perfect opportunity to see for themselves just how stylish their move to the local area could be.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Scott Moorhouse from Colgrain Bowling Club said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation. Our club plays an integral role in the local community by bringing together young and old to embrace in the sport of lawn bowls. On behalf of everyone at Colgrain Bowling Club, I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey, their donation will provide a welcome boost to our funds.”
Colgrain is more than just a local bowling club and Taylor Wimpey is delighted to offer its support as Audrey Ross, Sales & Marketing Director adds: “We are proud to be able to support Colgrain Bowling Club with a fundraising boost to help them to maintain and possibly extend some of the activities they support in the local community.
“We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”
Our donation to Colgrain Bowling Club is one of the many contributions we are making towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
Our £1,000 Community Chest Winners Are Revealed
We’re delighted to announce the winners of our Community Chest initiative in association with the Helensburgh Community Advertiser. Readers of the Community Advertiser nominated their worthy causes from the local area to win a share of £1,000. The voting was tied for first place and joint awards of £400 each have been made to Grey Matters and Helensburgh and Lomond Autism. The remaining £200 was awarded to Visiting Friends SCIO.
Each of the groups will use their cash boost from Taylor Wimpey to carry on their vital work and support in the local area. On receiving the cash award, Laura Hogg from Helensburgh & Lomond Autism said: “We are overwhelmed with gratitude to be selected by our local community as joint winners. We are already thinking of ways we can put the funds to great use, such as fun holiday activities. We really do appreciate this.”
Alison Gildea who organises Grey Matters said: “The group are delighted! Thank you so much. Grey Matters is about giving older people a voice in their community, but it’s also about tackling loneliness and isolation in older people. The group doesn’t take a break and operates all year round, including holiday times when people are often more isolated. The money from the Community Chest will fund festive activities so people have something to look forward to over the Christmas and New Year period”
Visiting Friends representatives Jayne Burnett and Ian Davis said: “Thank you! Visiting Friends is thrilled to receive this money, because it will ensure that we can continue to make a difference to the lives of lonely and socially isolated, elderly people in our community. It will be used to fund social activities for our clients and volunteers, which will become especially important as we approach autumn and winter.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director adds: “Our Community Chest project is a great way to recognise the unsung heroes that are found in the local communities where we build new homes.
“It makes our team incredibly proud to have the opportunity to make this type of donation that goes right to the heart of making a difference locally. We’re thrilled for each of the these local deserving causes, and thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to take part.”