Date: Thursday 02 June 2016
Our South Thames business unit has donated £250 to a charity in Crawley which aims to bring a little magic into the lives of children with special needs or from disadvantaged families.
The Golden Lion Children’s Trust works with families, schools, residential care homes and other agencies to organise a wide variety of activities throughout the year for children in Sussex, and parts of Kent and Surrey.
The trust was founded in 1973 by staff at Gatwick Airport and early activities focused on providing day flights for disabled children. Today, activities include trips to sporting events such as football matches, as well as visits to attractions in the surrounding area, cinema and theatre trips and parties.
The work of the charity was recognised with the ultimate accolade in 2004 when it received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
GLCT chairman Lynda Guy says: “Donations from local businesses like Taylor Wimpey make a phenomenal difference to the work the charity can do. We were set up based on the belief that local businesses and organisations could help children with special needs in so many different ways and this is how we still operate today.
“By being so generous Taylor Wimpey has proved that this belief continues to hold true and we’re so very grateful for their support.
“As we plan 2016 projects for more children, having financial support is really important, so this donation will be put to very good use.”
Will Phair, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, which is building new homes at Forge Wood in Crawley, says: “We’re keen to support worthy causes in the areas where we build so we were delighted to make this donation to the Golden Lion Children’s Trust, which does such fantastic work for local children with special needs and disadvantaged families.
“We hope the children who benefit from the work of the trust will have a great time taking part in the activities organised for them this summer.”