We help St.Columba's Hospice out with £1000 donation
We have awarded St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh with a £1,000 donation and the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Dunfermline with £500 following the conclusion of our “Built for the community” campaign in the east of Scotland.
Our campaign encouraged residents from across the east of Scotland to vote for their chosen causes, and St Columba’s Hospice was crowned the winner after receiving the most votes from the local community. Voting was also very high for the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Dunfermline and the team from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland awarded them a runners-up donation of £500.
St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh provides specialist palliative care and support to patients and their families across Edinburgh and the Lothians. This assistance has a huge impact on the lives of so many people, and Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s donation will contribute to this valuable support.
We support local community garden in Musselburgh
We have teamed up with local community charity Dadswork in Musselburgh to help it to achieve one of its key ambitions to create a community garden. The David Drysdale Community Garden will be officially opened on 30 June, 2017 with an event to thank all supporters, sponsors and partners of the project.
We delivered 36 tonnes of top soil, a pallet of bricks, a pallet of breeze blocks, two tonnes of hard-core, and cement for ongoing work. We also gave the Dadswork team support throughout its remedial work programme to be able to cope and manage these important deliveries.
The David Drysdale Community Garden has created a safe space for the families of DadsWork - a charity in East Lothian supporting Fathers and Male Care Givers. The garden allows families the space to socialise with other families and learn new skills, grow fruit and vegetables and cook on-site with its newly-built pizza oven, BBQ and cooking stove.
Taylor Wimpey Apprentice Bricklayer proves he's the top level
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland is thrilled with the progress that apprentice bricklayer Jed Smith, aged 22, of Easthouses in Dalkeith, is making, as the young apprentice adds a further industry award to his string of wins over the past two years.
This rising star has won first place in the Bricklaying WorldSkills UK National Qualifiers Competition 2016, placing him as number one in Scotland, with his award recognised at a recent ceremony at The City of Glasgow College recently.
WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together apprentices and students from across the country to compete to be the best in their chosen skill. Designed by industry experts, the competitions assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against a set of strict criteria. Competitions enable apprentices and students to develop world-class skills.
This latest award for Jed’s bricklaying skills follows a string of industry accolades over the last two years which includes winning the CITB Senior Brickwork Skillbuild 2016; securing the ‘Best 1st Year Brickwork Apprentice’ following the completion of his first year of training and apprenticeship at Edinburgh College, and first place in the 1st year apprentice bricklayer category at Skillbuild 2015.