Date: Tuesday 13 January 2015
We are pleased to reveal that we have joined forces with charitable organisation Spark! to donate 300 chairs to two schools in Hounslow.
Following a revamp of our regional offices, we were left with 300 chairs that we no longer needed. But rather than disposing of them, our employees decided to donate the chairs to two schools as chosen by Hounslow-based charity Spark!
Spark! helps young people prepare for adult and working life with the aim of enhancing their employability through practical, accredited and inspiring work-related experience.
Karen Bremner, Head of Marketing at Taylor Wimpey, was one of the people who helped organise the donation. She said: “We contacted Spark! and asked them to help us find a worthy school that would benefit from the chairs, as it seemed like such a waste to throw them away when others could make use of them.”
Spark! – which works closely with schools in the Hounslow area – suggested 150 chairs should be donated to Lampton School and the remaining 150 to Feltham Community College.
Karen adds: “We are thrilled to be able to help both Lampton School and Feltham Community College and hope that our donation will make a difference. It’s great to know the chairs have been put to good use rather than being wasted!”
Stephen Davis, headteacher designate at Lampton School, says: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generosity for the chairs they so kindly donated, they will be used as part of the refurbishment of our teacher training building”
Victoria Eadie, headteacher at Feltham Community College, says: “We are delighted with our chairs from Taylor Wimpey as we have managed to refurbish our ICT rooms as well as our Sixth Form common room study area. The chairs make these areas look really smart and professional, so we want to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey!”