Golf day raises charity funds

Date: Monday 04 August 2014

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Staff from our East Anglia regional business got into the swing of things during a charity golf day to raise money for the Norfolk-based charity the St Edmunds Society.

Twenty-four teams took part in the fundraiser, which was held on Friday 18th July at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in Leavenheath, Essex.

More than £6,000 was raised by the golfers and supporters, which will all be donated to the St Edmunds Society. 

Bryn Maidman, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “It was great to see so many people out on the course in aid of a wonderful charity. 

“The work the St Edmunds Society does to enables students to learn skills such as carpentry and bricklaying is fantastic and obviously a subject very close to our hearts at Taylor Wimpey, so we are honoured to play a small part in helping the charity to continue its good work.

“The charity golf day was a superb event and I’m so grateful to all of the staff who chipped in!”

The St Edmunds Society was founded in 1967 in Norwich to work with vulnerable homeless young people. Its Skills Development Project started life with a workbench and a lathe at the charity’s former Earlham Road premises, where they could only cater for two students at a time.

It was quickly inundated with referrals from schools, so a skills centre was established in Bull Close in 2006. Now it has moved to its bigger premises in Oak Street, the charity aims to help even more young people gain vocational qualifications, as well as improving their English, maths and computing skills.

The centre works with young people aged 14 to 25 from the Norwich city area, but also has pupils referred from schools across Norfolk, including Cromer and Thetford.