Date: Thursday 08 February 2018
Our Cranbrook development in Exeter helped one of its newest residents reach a £3,000 fundraising total for two local charities by contributing a £200 donation.
Primary school teacher, Kathy Morrison, walked the 630 miles of the South West Coast Path from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, all in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and Culmstock Primary School PTA.
Kathy, who moved down to the South West about five years ago, had wanted to explore the coastal path for a while, and came up with the idea of the challenge to raise money for the two local charities.
Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West, while the school PTA has been fundraising for continued improvement to ICT resources to support the learning of the children.
Kathy said: “I’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their donation, it came about because over the summer my home was being built and I told the staff that I’d be away for five weeks. They very kindly managed to get me in early to view the house. When I came back I explained what I’d been doing and they said that it was exactly the kind of thing Taylor Wimpey support. It was an amazing experience, and I had two days when children came and walked with me and it was really nice to have their encouragement. My class still mention it now, and parents have also said how inspirational it was to get the children out walking.”
Melissa Cloke, Acting Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, commented: “We were delighted to be able to support Kathy with a donation towards her coastal walk. She took on an incredible physical and mental challenge for two vital causes, both the Children’s Hospice South West and Culmstock Primary School PTA will appreciate the financial support a huge amount. It’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”