Date: Thursday 07 February 2019
We have donated a total of £1,000 to three local community groups in Tannochside, Uddingston following the conclusion of our Community Chest initiative on social media asking the local community to nominate and vote for local causes to share the money.
Votes for Viewpark United 2010 – a new local community football team for children aged 8 years old and upwards in the Viewpark area that has just launched – has secured the top position and they have won £500, which they plan to put towards new football strips for their young players.
Ozanam Club Viewpark, a local charity that runs a club for both adults and children with all forms of learning difficulties, landed £300 from our Community Chest. Based in the Viewpark community centre the club relies on both volunteers and equipment to be donated and features sports, games, disco and bingo for everyone that attends.
Finally, an award of £200 was given to Viewcare, a project that is part of Viewpark Parish Church to co-ordinate and deliver a number of local community projects including a local foodbank.
Commenting on our donation Sonia Cull, Viewpark United Football Team Secretary, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey and it was lovely to find out that we had received the most votes from the local community. We are always grateful for any extra funding we receive and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards helping us set the football team up and get new strips for the children.
“We’re also delighted to see that two other local groups have also benefited from Taylor Wimpey’s Community Chest to help with their own work in the local community of Tannochside.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We are proud to support local causes such as Viewpark United, Ozanam Club and Viewcare who do such valuable work in the local area of Tannochside. We hope that our donations to each of these organisations will help them to continue their activities for a range of people of all ages locally. We were delighted with the number of votes we received from the local community throughout this competition and would like to thank everyone who took part.”