Date: Friday 13 December 2013
Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey helped to get Christmas off to a spectacular start in Colchester by sponsoring a huge festive shopping event in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
The Rotary Club of Colchester Centurion held the Christmas Shopping Spectacular in the Moot Hall at Colchester Town Hall. A Gala Preview Evening took place on Tuesday 26th November featuring bubbly, canapés and Christmas carols sung by the choir, before the various stalls in the hall were opened to all the following day.
The event was sponsored to the tune of £1,000 by Taylor Wimpey, which is building new homes at Romans Gate, Praecedo, Blenheim Park and The Quarters in Colchester.
Lesley Sulley, President of the Rotary Club of Colchester Centurion, says: “The Gala Evening was a great event and the Shopping Spectacular was extremely popular with double the numbers of people attending than last year. We had a range of stalls lining the beautiful Moot Hall selling lots of wonderful products, from ladies clothing and accessories to delicious cheeses.
“A total of just over £3,000 was raised for EACH and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous sponsorship of the event, as well as everyone who supported it to help us raise this fantastic total.”
The £1,000 sponsorship from Taylor Wimpey helped the Rotary Club to cover the cost of the hall hire and refreshments, enabling them to raise even more money for EACH.
Michael O’Leary, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities which we build in, so when we heard that the Rotary Club of Colchester Centurion were holding this event, we were keen to support it.
“I’m pleased the event was well received and the amount raised for EACH is fantastic.”
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes – in their own homes, in the community or at one of EACH’s hospices.