Donation opens doors for young Doncaster golfer

Date: Thursday 12 February 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be donating £500 to 14-year-old Lewis Eccles from Doncaster, to enable him to compete in the 2015 U.S. Disabled Open.

Despite being diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyspraxia, Lewis started playing golf at the age of eight, and is currently the UK Disabled Open Junior Champion and a member of the England Disabled Golf Men’s International Team.

Peter Eccles, Lewis’s father, says: “Although dyspraxia usually affects coordination, Lewis is an absolute natural at golf and he is now desperate to progress by playing in international competitions.

“Without Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation, Lewis wouldn’t be able to fulfil his dream of competing in the renowned U.S. Disabled Open; so we’re incredibly grateful for their support.”

Our donation will contribute towards flights to America, as well as funding the cost of equipment for the U.S. Disabled Open, which will be held in June 2015 at River Landing Club near Wilmington, North Carolina.

Anne Bagshaw, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, comments: “We’re always keen to help towards fundraising in the areas where we are building; so as soon as we heard about Lewis’s golfing ambitions we just had to get involved!

“With his family home located nearby our Westlands development, we’re proud to be supporting talent in the Doncaster area, and we’re all rooting for him here at Taylor Wimpey.”

Peter concludes: “Thanks to Taylor Wimpey we’re now one step closer to getting Lewis to America and we’re confident he will go very far in the competition!”

If you are interested in making a donation to help Lewis reach the U.S. Open, please email

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