Charity begins at home for Taylor Wimpey

Date: Tuesday 30 August 2011

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s annual summer charity raffle has raised an incredible £600 this year. As well as picking up the grand prize of a Nintendo Wii, the winner gets to choose the charity of their choice to receive the funds. This year’s winner Chris Armes – Taylor Wimpey’s Strategic Project Manager – nominated Maggie’s Glasgow to receive the cash but he’s also very generously handed over his grand prize of a Nintendo Wii as well!

This annual raffle is a firm fixture in the home giant’s calendar as Chris Armes for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland explains: “As a national company we support several charities on an ongoing basis, but our team in Paisley likes to take the opportunity to do our bit for local charities right here on our own doorstep. Our annual summer charity always creates a bit of a buzz in the office. We’re obviously all keen to pick up a prize, but most importantly there’s a chance you can win cash for your chosen local charity – and I think everyone’s got a charity that’s close to their heart. Maggie’s offers an amazing support for people who are affected by cancer and I couldn’t think of a better home for both the money and the Wii.”

Gary McEwan, office manager at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland adds: “The staff really get behind this annual charity raffle and it’s a great way to raise money for good causes. Maggie’s is just one of a long line of local charities to have benefitted from our annual raffle and it’s a great boost for the team to know that the money will go to such a great local cause.”

Maggie's Glasgow (The Gatehouse) is situated on Dumbarton Road, and is Maggie’s first centre in Glasgow, providing a comprehensive cancer support programme for people and their families affected by cancer across Glasgow and surrounding areas. Donations like these are vital for the charity to be able to continue offering its services as Caroline Miller, community fundraiser for Maggie’s adds: “I am really thrilled and delighted to be accepting this cheque of £600 on behalf of Maggie’s Glasgow. I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this very generous donation and especially Chris Armes for so kindly considering Maggie’s. “Without the kind generosity from people and businesses such as Taylor Wimpey we would not be able to continue to provide information, advice and support to people affected by Cancer across the West of Scotland. We deeply appreciate it.”