Date: Thursday 10 May 2018
A Pontefract student who cycles to curb his own symptoms of epilepsy and raise money for charity has found a new sponsor thanks to our Yorkshire team. The £500 cash donation, made to student Tom Goodall, has been put towards a new bike and has also bought new cycling apparel. Our donation means Tom can continue with his hobby in order to both alleviate epilepsy symptoms and clear his mind.
As well as helping him raise money for charities such as the Epilepsy Society, riding the bike also helps Tom strengthen the muscles in the left side of his body, which have previously been weakened by epileptic seizures.
Tom comments on his partnership with Taylor Wimpey: “It’s so good to see big businesses helping people within the local community! It was also great to meet some of the team at Colliers Court following the donation, as it meant I could show them the bike and new sportswear.
“Cycling means so much to me. Not only do I associate riding my bike with keeping my epilepsy under control, I’ve always found that exercise is the best way to channel any negativity or frustration. Cycling has had a really positive impact on my life and more recently, it’s even allowed me to help others by raising money and donating to charity.”
Tom recently visited the team at the regions Colliers Court development in Wakefield, close to his residence in Pontefract.
James Poynor, Managing Director at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, adds: “Tom is an outstanding example of a local hero! He has such a positive and energetic outlook on life. He’s ensured that his hobby goes beyond helping him as an individual, as he also cycles for local causes and national charities.
“As a homebuilder, we always aim to help the communities in which we build flourish and Tom is a shining example of the kind of person we want to support. We wish him all the success with cycling as both his hobby and treatment.”