Dunbar Primary School 'Walk to School'
Once again we are supporting Walk to School Month, an annual initiative held in October that aims to promote healthy living. The initiative also aims to reduce levels of traffic and make roads safer for all.
With the evenings drawing in as the darker months approach, we have handed over 400 high-visibility snap bands to Dunbar Primary School – Lochend Campus to help keep pupils safe on their way to and from school.
The donation forms part of a national Taylor Wimpey scheme to supply more than 14,900 snap bands to schoolchildren all across the country.
Karen Armstrong, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, says: “We are thrilled to be supporting Walk to School again this year and are proud to be working with Primary 1-3 at Dunbar Primary School to encourage families to realise the benefits of leaving the car keys at home.
“Walking to school is a fantastic way for children to get active and we hope they enjoy using our snap bands to help keep them safe on the journey.”
Helen Gillanders, Head Teacher at Dunbar Primary School, says: “As well as promoting a healthy lifestyle to students, walking to school is also a huge help in reducing the volume of traffic outside school, thereby making the area safer for all.
“On behalf of Primary 1, 2 and 3, I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this donation and for their help in raising awareness of Walk to School Month among our pupils and their parents.”
Pedal Power raises funds for charity!
We’re delighted to be a key sponsor for Yvonne Balmforth and Yvette Gregory’s incredible fundraising effort that will see them raise funds for Ward 2 at Belhaven Hospital in Dunbar, and Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh in memory of their mum Elaine. The task to complete the John Muir Way from Helensburgh to Dunbar between 20-24 August, 2017 will see members of their family come together to complete five marathons in five days either on foot or by bike to raise funds for these two great charities which provide such important support when families need it most. Our team at Gospatrick Grange in Dunbar wishes them lots of luck and we’ll see them at the finish line.
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 Sports Centre in Dunbar on Sunday 14 May, 2017, and was as popular as ever, with over 500 children from ages P3 to P7 from Berwick, Currie, Duns, Gifford, Haddington, North Berwick, Portobello and Percy Park RFC all taking part.
This years’ winner are: Primary 3 – Duns; Primary 4 – Haddington; Primary 5 – North Berwick; Primary 6 Currie; and Primary 7 winners are Portobello.
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 for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, comments: “We’re really delighted to be the sponsor of the Dunbar Rugby Minis Tournament – this is our seventh year of supporting this great community event, and we really enjoy being involved in such a popular and fun day out for families".
Local Dunbar Minis Tournament scores our support for record seventh year!
We have confirmed our support for Dunbar Rugby Football Club’s annual Minis Tournament for a record seventh year in a row. This year’s event will be staged at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar on Sunday 14 May, 2017, and it will attract around 500 children from ages P3 to P7 from across East Lothian, the Borders, the North of England and Edinburgh to take 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 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.”
David Wilson, Dunbar Rugby Club President 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 East Scotland as our main sponsor for the seventh year in a row".