Date: Tuesday 17 December 2013
Scouts who have been busy delivering thousands of cards to homes in Exeter over the festive period have been given a boost by Taylor Wimpey.
The leading housebuilder has donated £400 to help to cover the costs of the postal operation, meaning more of the money raised by the initiative will go to the 13 Scout groups in the district and the Children’s Hospice South West charity.
Scouts have been busy delivering cards posted at more than 80 special post boxes all over Exeter since mid-November.
Jason Dugdale, District Scout Commissioner, says: “Last year we delivered 30,000 cards and we recently celebrated our 30th year of the Scouts Post – in a couple of years we are set to deliver our millionth card.
“As Scouting is a charity, every penny counts, so the £400 donation from Taylor Wimpey is fantastic.”
Janine Copleston, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so we were only too pleased to support the Scouts’ Christmas postal service again this year.
“The donation means that even more of the money they raise through the cost of postage can go to local Scout groups and to Children’s Hospice, which does such important work in the local community.”
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