Date: Thursday 15 September 2011
Fourteen Taylor Wimpey Bristol employees jumped into Portishead Marina and were rescued by Newfoundland dogs in order to raise money for The West of England MS Therapy Centre.
Taylor Wimpey, which is currently selling two, three and four bedroom apartments at its Altus development in Portishead, sponsored the Newfoundland Friends Dog Dive in order to raise money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Richard Goad, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey said: “We are really pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause. By jumping into the cold marina, we have raised over £1,700 for The West of England MS Therapy Centre and we are hoping the event will raise much needed awareness for the charity.
“Although the water was freezing, everyone had a great time and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge.”
Janet Epplestone, head of fundraising for The West of England MS Therapy Centre said: “We were thrilled that Taylor Wimpey raised so much money on our behalf. The Therapy Centre provides support and relief of symptoms to people with Multiple Sclerosis and their supporters, by using a range of complementary therapies and self help techniques.”
David Peau from Newfoundland Friends commented: “This is the second time our Newfoundland Dogs have helped raised money for The West of England Therapy Centre and the event was a huge success.”
Taylor Wimpey’s Altus development offers a range of two and three bedroom apartments. Potential purchasers can even take advantage of the developer's Part Exchange and First Buy scheme which are available on selected apartments.
The development is situated in Portishead Marina just minutes away from a traditional Victorian high street, hosting a range of shops to suit all tastes, while the city of Bristol is just ten miles away. Properties at the development are available to purchase from Taylor Wimpey’s ‘Portus’ sales information centre, in Stonechat Green, Portishead, BS20 7NP.
Find out more by visiting the Altus development page or call the sales information line on 0845 688 2838.
For further information for people suffering with Multiple Sclerosis, visit www.mstherapybristol.org.uk