Taylor Wimpey East Scotland flies the flag in Penicuik
As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities in which it builds, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland challenged the children living within its Greenlaw Mill development in Penicuik to design a welcome flag for the site.
The winning design by Precious Orjj, aged 10, has been produced into a flag that now flies at the entrance to the development which offers a bright welcome to new visitors, existing customers and homeowners alike. As well as the opportunity to see her design flying high at the development, Precious also won a £50 shopping voucher.
This was a fun competition that ran throughout the month of May and designed as a bit of a fun alternative to home schooling as Lyndsay Wood, Sales Executive at Greenlaw Mill adds: “The weeks of lockdown were undoubtedly challenging for families right across Scotland, and we hope that giving some of our young residents the opportunity to work with us to design a flag to welcome new visitors to their development was an unusual task that kept them busy for a while. From the designs that we received, the children seemed to have enjoyed tackling their brief to create a bold and colourful design.
“We are absolutely delighted with the winning design by Precious, which now flies every day and provides a cheerful welcome to homeowners and new visitors to the development.”
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “Being part of the local communities in which we build our new homes is very important to us. Our fun flag design project acknowledges a sense of community and involvement that we are incredibly proud of at Greenlaw Mill, and we are sure that Precious, her family and friends all feel the same way too.”
We prove a fundraising boost for local Men's Shed in Penicuik
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £250 to the Penicuik & District Men’s Shed. The money provides a boost to the group’s fundraising towards the provision of materials for the group. The Penicuik & District Men’s Shed is a local charity that is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of its members through the provision of recreational facilities and activities.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, John Burn, Chairman at Penicuik Men’s Shed 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, which will allow us to buy much-needed materials and supplies for our members to make and refurbish items. Our Men’s Shed is a place to pursue practical skills and to enjoy making and mending, as well as creating social connections and making friends while sharing knowledge, and this donation is a great boost.”
We are delighted to offer our support as Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director adds: “We are proud to be able to support the Penicuik & District Men’s Shed with a fundraising boost that will allow them to buy some essential materials for the projects they are working on. 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.”
Photo: Taylor Wimpey East Scotland cheque presentation at Greenlaw Mill Penicuik to the representatives from the local Men's Shed. Left to right: Jim Forrest, John Burn, Lyndsay Wood (Sales Executive), Allan Anderson (Site Manager), Ernie Symons.
We renew our support for Penfest 2019 at this year's Penicuik Arts Festival
We have once again shown our support to the Penicuik Arts Festival’s annual Penfest 2019 event in Penicuik by donating £450.
Our funding will go towards supporting two storytelling events for children with popular local children’s author Lea Taylor, and an adult’s workshop for creative writing for children as part of this year’s festival. Free copies of our ‘How we build your new home’ book will also be available at the storytelling events.
This year West Street Arts Centre will be the hub of PENFEST 2019 with events to suit all tastes including classical and traditional music, creative writing workshops and visual arts. Tickets are available from the cafe at 4 West Street or on-line at www.penicuikarts.org. Programmes of all events can be obtained from the cafe or on-line at www.penicuikarts.org
We give a fundraising boost to Mauricewood Primary School
As part of out ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £500 to Mauricewood Primary in Penicuik to help enhance their outdoor play space with the creation of a mud kitchen.
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director said: "We are proud to be able to support Mauricewood Primary with a fundraising boost to allow their plans for a better outdoor play area to get underway sooner rather than later."
"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."
We are proud to leave a lasting legacy in Midlothian
Children from Burnbrae Primary in Bonnyrigg and Mauricewood Primary in Penicuik have been getting green-fingered by planting 600 spring bulbs in planters for their school playgrounds.
The donation of 600 bulbs and planters have been donated as part of our national Proud campaign to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
The planting took place earlier this month and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute in each of the school playgrounds. Sales executives from our local developments at Hopefield Gait in Bonnyrigg and Greenlaw Mill in Penicuik joined in with the planting.
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Hopefield Gait development in Bonnyrigg, and our Greenlaw Mill development in Penicuik, and we want to leave places that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building.
“We were thrilled to help children from both local primary schools with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that the children for both Burnbrae Primary and Mauricewood Primary will admire in years to come.”
Local football team scores strip sponsorship!
We have shown our support for local community football in Penicuik by becoming the main home strip sponsor for Penicuik Youth FC’s 2006 teams – both boys and girls, as well as the 2009 boys’ team.
Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club Vice-Chairman Shaun Millican said: “We’re thrilled to have received this support from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and to welcome them to our local community with their development of new homes taking shape in the town.
“Our young teams are now the proud owners of new home strips and we’re delighted to see them looking so smart as they approach every game.”