Blackthorn Trust awarded with donation from our South Thames team

Date: Thursday 11 January 2018

NEWS - TWST Blackthorn Trust


Our South Thames team has announced that it has awarded the Blackthorn Trust with £250 as part of its donation box scheme, which encourages residents from West Malling to visit its Leybourne Chase development and vote for one of three chosen causes to receive a monetary donation. The Blackthorn Trust was crowned a recent winner after receiving the most votes from the local community.


Since Blackthorn Trust was founded in 1991, the charity has helped individuals with a range of mental and physical health conditions build confidence, self-esteem, and develop life skills. The Blackthorn Trust offers medical care, specialist therapies and rehabilitation through work placements in the Blackthorn Garden. The charity has cultivated a welcoming community at the garden thanks to the guidance of staff and volunteers, all of whom assist in the running of various workshops that contribute to individuals’ recovery. Workshops run on anything from baking and arts & crafts, to herbs and a biodynamic vegetable garden.


Commenting on Taylor Wimpey’s donation Susie Chassagne, Events, PR and Marketing Manager at the Blackthorn Trust, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey. At Blackthorn, individuals are free to express themselves and illness falls into the background; this is invaluable for those who suffer from mental and physical health conditions. Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation will contribute to the continuation of our good work and help to improve the lives of the individuals we work closely with.”


Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames said: “Blackthorn Trust provide amazing services, and we are pleased to be able to offer them some backing to help them to continue their great work. We are committed to not only building high quality new homes but also to contributing to the communities in which we build. It’s great to see our donation box scheme raising awareness of the positive work done by charities and community groups in the local area.”