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.”
We Give Lesson In Safety To Local School Children In Paisley
We recently gave the local children of Williamsburgh Primary School in Paisley, some reminders about health and safety.
As construction of new homes at our local Hawkhead Gardens, off Hawkhead Road in Paisley gets underway, we were keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site. The visit gave our team an opportunity to raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as the building of its new homes progresses.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Brian Henderson, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland explains: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey. Taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”
Nova Scott, Head Teacher at Williamsburgh Primary School adds: “I was delighted to welcome the team from Taylor Wimpey into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. It was the ideal opportunity for them to reinforce their safety message ahead of the school Christmas holidays when many of our pupils will be enjoying their time away from the classroom.
“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”
We Are Proud To Leave A Lasting Legacy In Paisley
Staff at the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley have received a colourful boost as part of our national Proud campaign, which aims to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
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