Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Our North Yorkshire team recently donated £1,000 to not-for-profit organisation Renaissance Knaresborough following a vote from town residents.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, our Community Chest initiative asked locals to vote for worthy causes in their area which we could support. The response saw Renaissance Knaresborough selected to receive funds to go towards its campaign for a town museum and the repair of Knaresborough’s iconic town windows.
The group is made up of a band of committed volunteers who champion numerous community causes and organise events in the town. They put forward their case for a donation to be used on plans for a well-needed town museum, something it hopes will come to fruition in the near future.
Bill Rigby, Treasurer at Renaissance Knaresborough said: “A Town Museum could be transformative – boosting the local economy, encouraging investment, and offering ample scope for the local community to become more engaged with their town’s wonderful heritage. A museum is important because as a town, Knaresborough has a rich multi-layered and unique history, but its story is not being told.
“We are so grateful to have been nominated to receive this donation and we are thankful to Taylor Wimpey for the kind gesture. As a voluntary organisation we rely on donations to both engage in new projects and look after our old. Our town windows have become part of the fabric of the town and would be sadly missed if we could no longer maintain them.”