We leave a lasting legacy in East Calder

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

NEWS - TWES - Hawkhead bulb planting

Five local parent volunteers joined forces with our East Scotland team to help to completely transform Simply Play’s outside garden space at the charity’s after school careclub in East Calder.  

Following our donation of £500 to supply play bark and other materials, a handful of amazing dads gave up their time to make significant improvements to the outdoor space at the club, which means the children can now use the garden all-year round.  We also donated 300 spring bulbs that will add an annual splash of colour to the flowerbeds in the children’s play garden.


The bulbs have been donated as part of our national Proud campaign to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.


The planting took place on Monday 1 October and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute to the local area. As well as joining children from Simply Play enjoying their new climbing frame in the new-look garden, Natalie Lewis (Sales Executive) from our local team also joined in with the bulb planting. 


Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Calderwood development in East Calder, and we are delighted that our donation has played a part in creating a play space the children will enjoy long after we have finished building. We were also thrilled to join volunteers from Simply Play to help with the bulb planting and we hope they will grow into a lovely display that the children will admire in years to come.”


Lynda Lewis, Manager at Simply Play, East Calder said: “It’s great to see a company like Taylor Wimpey think about the wider community and local charities while they are building in the local area, and leave something beautiful behind that will last for years to come. We’re so grateful to our five volunteer dads who helped to transform the garden.  Although it was a muddy mess and took lots of hard work and organising, the results truly do speak for themselves.  


“Without the donation from Taylor Wimpey and the hard work of our parents, we could not have achieved such a fantastic result.  The additional bonus of Taylor Wimpey’s spring bulbs will give our garden a boost of colour for years to come, and we can’t wait to see the results.”