Date: Thursday 03 January 2019
Volunteers in Glossop have been getting green-fingered by planting 200 daffodil bulbs on the premises of local charity, Reuben’s Retreat. The charity’s goal is to provide a retreat to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child, or have a child suffering from a life limiting or life-threatening illness. Although the retreat itself is not yet up and running, the charity is already supporting families in this position.
Reuben’s Retreat accepted the bulbs as a donation from our Yorkshire team, as it’s Laurel View development is less than a mile away from the charity’s main base at Park Crescent. The donation comes as part of our national Proud campaign, demonstrating its ongoing commitment and pride in the communities in which it builds.
Volunteers from Kuoni Travel helped plant the bulbs, which are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute to the charity and the local area.
Sam Evans, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, says: “We are proud to be building new communities across Derbyshire. It’s very important to us that we help out good causes within the communities in which we build.
“The work the team at Reuben’s Retreat does is simply outstanding and the help they provide extends way beyond the boundaries of Glossop and Derbyshire.”
Nicky Dean, PA to Reuben’s Mummy, from Reuben’s Retreat, says: “It’s great to see a company like Taylor Wimpey think about the wider community while they are building in the local area, and leave something beautiful behind that will last for years to come. The donation came at a fantastic time for us. Taylor Wimpey actually approached us just as we were starting to look for flowers to plant on site!
“We all loved getting to work with our spades and can’t wait to see the results.”