Brickyard Challenge fundraising event

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016

WEB - Brickyard Challenge

A team of 10 from our Yorkshire business unit enjoyed a day of fun and fundraising in support of the diamond anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh initiative. 

We raised over £800 by joining the team at Mitchell and Urwin stone and brickwork in Ferrybridge to test their talents in a series of challenges, including manufacturing an artstone cill and making and pointing specialist brickwork. Participants also learnt what it was like to spend ‘a day in the life’ working in a brickyard.

Anne Bagshaw, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, says: “The work that the Duke of Edinburgh organisation does to support young people and families all over the country is extraordinary and a cause we’re only too happy to support.

“In the spirit of the initiative’s call for the public to ‘give it their all’ in 2016, we wanted to challenge ourselves to do something we wouldn’t normally do, while getting an insight into a key aspect of homebuilding and have a lot of fun doing it.

“We’re delighted to have raised over £800 for the charity, and hope this money will help offer more young people the gift of opportunity for many years to come.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the team at Mitchell and Urwin for a fabulous day. We were so impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of everyone, not to mention how clean and organised the brickyard was – the day was a great success!”