Date: Thursday 05 May 2016
Our South Thames business unit has made a generous donation to St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, after visitors to our nearby Forge Wood development voted for this worthy local cause.
Local people were given the chance to nominate a good cause they felt would be most deserving of support from us – with the charity, community group or fundraising initiative with the most votes receiving a £250 donation.
St Catherine’s Hospice, which provides specialist end-of-life care and support free of charge to local people, their families, friends and carers in Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and East Surrey, was chosen at the recipient.
Gabi Field, Community and Fundraising Events Manager at St Catherine's Hospice, says: “We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us! We're really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their generous £250 donation. This is enough to fund seven counselling sessions for bereaved relatives so will make a real difference in helping us continue to be there for people when and where they need us most.”
Each year St Catherine's provides practical and emotional care to more than 2,000 people across its Crawley Inpatient Unit and Crawley and Caterham Day Hospices, as well as in patients' own homes. The hospice needs to raise £6 million annually in voluntary income to provide these free services, and with less than a third of its income coming from the NHS, the charity relies on the generosity and support of its local community for the rest.
Will Phair, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, says: “We are delighted to donate £250 to St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley through our charity suggestion box initiative at Forge Wood.
“Visitors to the development decided this was the cause most deserving of this funding – and it’s easy to see why, as it does such wonderful work within the local community.
“As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes and this is a great example of the way we can help.
“We’re looking forward to making our next donation to another good cause in the area soon.”
A brand new selection of homes is coming soon at Forge Wood.