Teesside charity receives a helping hand

Date: Thursday 21 May 2015

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We lent a helping hand to the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation by providing a £500 cash boost.

The Middlesbrough-based charitable movement has used our donation to buy much-needed football kits for its homeless and recovery sports academy.

Andy Preston, chairman at the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, comments: “It’s great to have a company like Taylor Wimpey on board supporting the work that we’re doing in the local community.

“Our homeless and recovery sports academy has helped so many people from across the region, with the football team in particular helping to boost both life skills and life chances for vulnerable people.”

The Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation has raised more than £800,000 over the past four years, funding more than 40 local apprenticeships, organising the Big Tees Sleepout to fight poverty and homelessness, and making donations to hundreds of local community groups.

Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “The Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation is a fantastic charity working on numerous great causes, so we jumped at the chance to support this project.

“We understand the importance of sports – especially during recovery, so we hope the new football kits help.”

Andy concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation. We hope this marks the start of a great relationship with the company.”

Taylor Wimpey currently has a number of developments in the Middlesbrough area including, Scholars Rise, Acklam Hall and High Farm.