We support Colchester community groups during coronavirus crisis

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

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Our East London team has played a part in helping the Colchester community through the COVID-19 pandemic by offering support to two organisations working with vulnerable people in and around the town.

We have been committed to supporting and investing in the communities in which it builds. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we asked Colchester residents to suggest local groups or charities that were working with vulnerable people and would benefit from a helping hand. Home-Start Colchester and Alresford Neighbourhood Action Panel were put forward, and both received a £300 donation. 

Home-Start Colchester has been a key charity in the area for almost 25 years and is committed to making a real difference to local children and their families, by providing mentoring to vulnerable children and supporting families in need. 

Alresford Neighbourhood Action Panel has been involved in procuring local emergency food supplies and delivering medicine in recent months, working with Alresford Parish Council to keep the local community safe and healthy. 

Shelley Henderson, Scheme Manager at Home-Start Colchester, said: “It was a great honour to have been chosen by Taylor Wimpey to receive such a kind donation in these difficult times. We have received many requests for help in recent months and we responded to assist more families as new needs appeared. We wouldn’t be able to help as many families as we have without the help of donations such as this one.”

Frank Belgrove, Councillor at Alresford Parish Council, said: "We are so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for contributing £300 towards our COVID-19 relief fund. The money is being used to assist our volunteers with transport costs for our pharmacy delivery service, so that the shielded and vulnerable in our community can have prescribed medicines delivered to their homes."