Date: Thursday 05 July 2018
Last month Susie Chassagne embarked on a kayaking expedition in France in aid of Barming-based charity the Blackthorn Trust which offers specialist therapies and rehabilitation for individuals with a range of mental and physical health conditions. To help Susie reach her £10,000 fundraising goal, our South East regional team has donated £500 towards her brave expedition.
The money raised by Susie, who works as a fundraiserfor the Blackthorn Trust, will go towards a new physic garden for people to relax in. Designed by Kent-based landscape architect Marian Boswall it is hoped that the new garden will be a calm and therapeutic space for those in need, as well as a place for the local community to enjoy.
After the breakdown of her marriage, the support Susie received from friends and colleagues at the Blackthorn Trust helped her on her way to making a fresh start and she wanted to give something back to the charity. Thanks to the support from friends and local businesses Susie has already raised over £1,700. Commenting on her adventure Susie said: “The Blackthorn Trust is an amazing charity and they really helped me during a difficult time. When I decided to embark on this expedition four months ago I had only spent a few hours in a kayak, so it really will be a challenge! The support I’ve received so far from the local community has been incredible and I am really grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s generosity. Their donation will go a long way towards the new physic garden project at the Blackthorn Trust and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished space.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “Susie’s devotion to the Blackthorn Trust is admirable and we were glad to be able to support her exciting venture. I would like to wish Susie the best of luck for the trip and we look forward to seeing the new psychic garden in a few months’ time.”