As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we recently provided funding to amateur football team Ferguslie Star AFC in Paisley. The donation will go towards the provision of new pre-match warm-up tops for the team, as well as the sponsorship of an individual player.
Ferguslie Star AFC are an amateur football club based in the Ferguslie Park area of Paisley and have recently moved leagues to the Greater Glasgow Amateur Football League for the 2019/2020 season.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, David Brown, Manager of Ferguslie Star AFC said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey. We can’t thank them enough for their generous donation to provide our new pre-match warm-up tops for our team, as well as providing individual player sponsorship for Gerard – without the support of our sponsors it would be too difficult to provide the kit and equipment that our players need.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We were excited to learn that four of our local employees contribute to this local amateur team in Paisley, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to provide our sponsorship for the warm-up tops as well as an individual player too. We wish David and the rest of the team every success in their new league. The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes. Being able to work with local organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us.”
Three local community groups in Renfrewshire share our £1,000 Community Chest
We have awarded £1,000 to three local community groups in Renfrewshire following the conclusion of our Community Chest initiative with the local newspaper, The Gazette, who asked the local community to nominate and vote for local causes to share the money.
Votes for Corseford Tenants and Residents Association secured the top position and they have won £500, which they plan to put towards the funding of a play area for kids in the area of Johnstone.
Active Communities, a local charity in Johnstone that runs physical activities, community sport, as well as health and wellbeing programmes, landed £300 from the Community Chest.
Finally, an award of £200 was given to Johnstone Central Scout Group, who plan to use this money to boost their funds to assist with trips and adventure camps for the cubs and scouts.
Commenting on the donation from Taylor Wimpey, Kevin Dick from Corseford Tenants and Residents Association, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey and it was lovely to find out that we had received the most votes from the local community. We are always grateful for any extra funding we receive and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will give us a welcome boost to the projects that we have planned.
“We’re also delighted to see that two other local groups have also benefitted from Taylor Wimpey’s Community Chest to help with their own work in the local community of Renfrewshire.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We are proud to support local causes such as Corseford Tenants and Residents Association, Active Communities and Johnstone Central Scout group, who all do such valuable work in the local area of Renfrewshire.
“We hope that our donations to each of these organisations will help them to continue their activities for a range of people of all ages locally. We were delighted with the number of votes we received from the local community throughout this competition and would like to thank everyone who took part.”