Date: Wednesday 17 August 2016
The Wye Summer Fair has received a £1,000 boost to its charity fundraising, thanks to our South East team.
The donation will go towards covering the running costs of the event, which takes place on Sunday 28th August, and will be raising money for two local charities – the Kent Air Ambulance and the Wye Village Hall Charity.
Ann Sutherland, Secretary of the Wye Jubilee Community Group, says: “Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation has helped with the expense of the fair. It will go towards essentials such as food for the barbecue, various refreshments, as well as publicity for the event.
“Half the money raised will go to the Kent Air Ambulance, while the other half will go to the village hall – which is in desperate need of rejuvenating. The village often used the facilities at Wye College as well as its village hall until it closed in 2009. There are plans to modernise the hall by giving it a new roof, kitchen and meeting rooms – creating a great space that can be used by local businesses and community groups.”
The Wye Summer Fair will be opened by the local MP – the Rt Hon Damian Green – and will feature live music from local band Indigo Stone, stalls and even a dog show.
“It’s wonderful to have this donation from Taylor Wimpey,” adds Ann. “It’s helped take the pressure off the event organisers so we can focus on enjoying the fair, knowing that more of the money raised on the day will go to the beneficiaries instead of covering our overhead costs.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to make this donation to Wye village’s summer fair.
“We feel these are two extremely worthy causes to support and wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their fundraising for the village hall!”
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