Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
Following the historical statue unveiling at our Flying Fields development on Remembrance Day last year, our Midlands team has donated a further £1,000 to the Royal British Legion and 2028 Southam Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets.
Flying Fields was once known as RAF Southam and played an important role in the training of new pilots during the Second World War. We are keen to ensure the history of the site continues to be recognised and celebrated as new residents join the community.
The donation to The Royal British Legion will be used to support its Galanos House in Southam, which offers nursing and personal care, as well as respite and daycare, for the Armed Forces community and their families.
Bob Stevens Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy Retired, Chair of Southam Royal British Legion, said: “We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey Midlands for its kind donation to Galanos House and it is great to see the history of the site being acknowledged. The donation will go towards supporting those who have fought for our country and their loved ones.”
2028 Southam Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, was formed in 1942 to supply better-trained and experienced air force members during the times of war. The donation from Taylor Wimpey Midlands will go towards the running of the group, which now offers young people from 8-17 years old, in the area, the opportunity to become an active member of the community and develop key skills.
Flight Lieutenant Daryll Moreton, Officer Commanding at 2028 Southam Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, said, “It was a privilege to witness the unveiling of the new statue at the Flying Fields development and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey Midlands for offering the donation to our group and we look forward to putting it towards our future activities.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, said: “We are proud and honoured to be able to support charities that have had such an impact on the history of Flying Fields and the community of Southam. It is a pleasure to be able to give something back to those that have fought, and those that fight, for our country and we hope to see both groups at future celebrations.”