We support race day for Armed Forces charity

Date: Tuesday 07 October 2014

Taylor Wimpey - Kingwell Rise - Armed Forces Raceday Sponsorship (2)

We were delighted to be able to give a fun-filled charity race day in aid of Armed Forces veterans a boost.

We sponsored the Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day – which took place at Wincanton Racecourse in Somerset on Sunday 26th October – to the tune of £1,250.

The event was organised to thank serving military personnel, veterans and their families for their service to the nation and also to raise money for Combat Stress.

Combat Stress, provides clinical treatment and community and social support to more than 5,400 veterans across the nation.

Andrew Johnston, chairman of the event’s organising committee, says: “Our aim is to raise at least £50,000 for Combat Stress and so we are incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their sizeable donation.”

Charlie Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, says: “When we were approached to support the race day we were only too happy to sponsor what promised to be a fantastic day out for the whole family.

“The Armed Forces have a strong presence in this part of the world and we have sold homes to many military families across the region, so we feel a real connection with them and with the Combat Stress charity, which does such amazing work.”

Combat Stress, founded in 1919 after the First World War, is celebrating its 95th anniversary and supports veterans who suffer from mental ill health. It spends nearly £14m a year to provide support for veterans completely free of charge.

There’s a superb selection of new two-bedroom apartments and five-bedroom houses currently available at Kingwell Rise.

All properties at the development are available with special discounts for members of the Armed Forces.