Date: Thursday 24 August 2017
Our Southern Counties team has made a welcome donation to provide support and respite for a courageous young girl who cares for her mother.
The £500 donation was made to Honeypot Children’s Charity, which has a fundraising office in Hampshire and provides support to young carers and vulnerable children.
Honeypot will use the money to cover the cost of assisting and offering respite for a seven-year-old girl who cares for her mother. The youngster’s mum has mental health issues and her father is not allowed to live with them due to domestic abuse.
Laura Coleman, Regional Fundraising Manager for Honeypot Children’s Charity, says: “We aim to enhance the lives of young carers by providing respite and support to them in a number of ways.
“We strongly believe that all children, no matter what their circumstances, deserve the right to a childhood and this is what we aim to achieve for the young people who we support.
“The young carer who will benefit from this donation is incredibly brave and selfless in what she does. She will be offered a respite break at Honeypot House, three Playbus visits within her community, as well as a Christmas present and a birthday gift.
“We receive brilliant feedback from the children and families we’ve helped, who say things like ‘I think Honeypot is amazing and I made loads of friends’, ‘it’s the best trip I have been on’ and ‘I want to go there every weekend’, so we hope the little girl this donation goes to will have a similar experience with us.
“Because we are totally reliant on donations and receive no funding from the Government, donations such as this are vital to the work we do, and we would like to say a massive thank you to Taylor Wimpey.”
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were delighted to make this donation to Honeypot Children’s Charity.
“It is such a worthwhile cause and we really hope the donation will help to lift the spirits of this incredible young carer.”