Hamish feels right at home as he teams up with us to raise cash for charity!
Aaron and Brian Chisholm with Hamish at Gospatrick Grange
Millions of people across the world were delighted when they saw 41 Scottie dogs steal the show at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in their official role as Team Name Bearers as part of the Athletes’ Parade.
Dog owners (father and son) Barry and Aaron Chisholm, and ten year old Hamish who live in a new home at our Gospatrick Grange development in Dunbar, led out Team Scotland and since then they have used their local popularity to raise funds for STV’s Child Appeal by taking part in Pedal for Scotland.
This year’s event has seen them secure £500 sponsorship from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland which has contributed to their overall fundraising amount of £1,030.
Pedal for Scotland took place on Sunday 11 September, 2016 and it was a great challenge once again as Barry comments: “This year, Cycling Scotland and Scottish Television welcomed us back for another year so that I could tow Hamish from Glasgow to Edinburgh AGAIN!
“STV filmed us during the cycle as they did last year, and we will be shown on the TV when they show how and where they are spending the money raised. We’re absolutely delighted to have completed the course once again and I’d like to thank all of our sponsors, including our main sponsor Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, for their donations that will help children in Scotland affected by poverty.”
Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director adds: “We were really excited when we discovered that our development is home to such a famous little character, and we’re absolutely delighted to have this unique opportunity to show our support for such a worthwhile charity by sponsoring the team’s cycling tops.”
Dunbar scores with another successful rugby minis tournament!
Once again this year’s annual Dunbar Rugby Football Club’s annual minis tournament, sponsored by Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, has been a huge success with hundreds of children taking part in this fun event.
This year’s event was staged at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar on Sunday 15 May, 2016, and was as popular as ever with over 500 children from ages P3 to P7 from Dunbar, Berwick, Duns, Haddington, North Berwick, Preston Lodge, Portobello and Currie all taking part. This years’ winner are: Primary three – Haddington; Primary 4 – Dunbar; Primary 5 – Portobello; Primary 6 Dunbar; and Primary 7 winners are Dunbar.
Sponsoring the Dunbar Mini Rugby Tournament is always a great opportunity get fully involved in the local community as Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director adds: “We’re really delighted to be the sponsor of the Dunbar Rugby Minis Tournament – this is our sixth year of supporting this great community event, and we really enjoy being involved in such a popular event.
“Our Gospatrick Grange development in Dunbar allows us to continue to deliver a great choice of family homes locally, and we are undoubtedly attracting new families to the area so this sponsorship allows us to extend our support and commitment in the local community of Dunbar.”
Local Dunbar Minis tournament scores our support for record sixth year!
We have announced our support for a record sixth year in a row of Dunbar Rugby Football Club’s annual Minis Tournament. This year’s event will be staged at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar on Sunday 15 May, 2016, and it will attract around 500-550 children from ages P3 to P7 from Dunbar, Berwick, Duns, Haddington, North Berwick, Preston Lodge, Portobello and Currie all taking part.
Sponsoring the Dunbar Minis Tournament is a great chance to once again get involved in the local community as Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland comments: “We’re delighted to continue our support for this very successful local event that has seen its numbers of players grow year on year. It’s also become a popular fixture in the local community calendar with over 1,000 spectators visiting the club to enjoy this fun family event that encourages a healthy participation in sport.
“Our development of new homes at Gospatrick Grange in Dunbar offers 81 family homes, and following the completion of 130 homes in our previous development, as well as our successful track record in the town, we are undoubtedly attracting new families to the area so our continued sponsorship and involvement with Dunbar Rugby Club allows us to show our commitment to the local community of Dunbar.”
Dunbar Rugby Club - Mini Co-ordinator Finlay Graham adds: “Following the successful track record of this popular event, we’re looking forward to creating an even bigger and better event this year that has already attracted teams from across East Lothian and Edinburgh to get involved. We’re thrilled to have secured Taylor Wimpey as our main sponsor for the sixth year in a row.
“Our tournament is the only minis event that recognises every player from every team with a participation medal and our sponsorship from Taylor Wimpey helps us to maintain this key aspect of the event whilst helping us to reinforce that getting involved and playing a sport for fun and fitness is a positive life choice.
“The Club enjoys fantastic support from its sponsors, volunteers, coaches, referees, parents and most importantly every minis rugby player who ensures that the tournament remains a great success each year
“We’re looking forward to one of the biggest fixtures in the club’s calendar, and we hope to see as many members of the local community at the event as possible to support their local team!”
Our slap band donation reflects our support for Walk to School campaign!
We are helping to shine a light on the importance of leaving the car at home and walking to school this autumn, and we’re supporting Walk to School Month, which takes place every
October and encourages parents to walk their children to school instead of travelling by car.
We have provided 280 slap bands to encourage primary one and two pupils at Dunbar Primary in the town to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey. It is part of a campaign that will see us provide more than 12,000 slap bands to children across the country.
Karen Armstrong, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we are working in partnership with Dunbar Primary 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.”
Helen Gillanders, head teacher at Dunbar Primary, says: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce 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 among pupils and parents alike.”
Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign that promotes the benefits of walking to school, which results in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.