Leybourne Grange riding centre reins in repairs

Date: Thursday 31 August 2017

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Our South Thames business unit has given Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled a £250 cash boost to help fund much‑needed repair work to the roof of its indoor riding school.

The centre is based in West Malling, Kent, near our Leybourne Chase development.

Jo Fletcher, director and manager of the yard at the centre, based in West Malling, Kent, explains: “During a storm last year we had a tree fall on to the roof of our indoor riding school, which meant some repair work needed to be carried out.

“That’s when we discovered that actually the entire roof needs replacing as it’s been in place since the mid 1970s and has undergone a lot of wear and tear, so that work is going to cost in the region of £80,000.

“Fortunately the roof doesn’t have to be repaired imminently, so we have time to generate the funds, but we do need to have the work done as soon as possible so we’re hoping to have it completed within the next couple of years, and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will be used towards this.”

“As a self‑funding charity, kind donations such as this go a long way towards helping us stay afloat,” continues Jo. “It’s really important that we carry out this repair work, as we cannot continue our sessions during the winter months if our indoor riding school is out of action, so Taylor Wimpey’s donation has kick‑started the fund.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for approaching us and offering their help. Everyone at the centre is very grateful as it makes a huge difference.”

Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, says: We’re honoured to lend our support to Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled and support this wonderful charity and the fantastic work it does in helping people from all walks of life be able to take riding lessons.

“It’s very important to us that we help the communities where we build our new homes, and donating to the centre so that it can carry out important repair work and run all year round will make a real difference to the people it supports.”

There’s a selection of new two, three and four-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at Leybourne Chase.