Date: Thursday 03 May 2018
Our West Scotland region has announced that it has awarded Macmillan Cancer Support with a £1,000 donation and Alzheimer Scotland with £500 as a way of showing its gratitude to the local communities in which its homes are built. Residents from across the west of Scotland were able to vote for a charity of their choice to receive the donations, and Macmillan Cancer Support was crowned the winner after receiving the most votes from the local community. Alzheimer Scotland also received a significant amount of votes and our team from West Scotland awarded them a runners-up donation of £500.
Macmillan Cancer Support works to provide people with cancer with practical, emotional and personal support and the donation will contribute to this valuable support. Commenting on Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s donation Jayne Forbes, Area Fundraising Manager, for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are over the moon to receive such a kind donation from Taylor Wimpey. It will contribute to our overall local fundraising to help us to continue the important work that we do, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.”
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people living with dementia and their families. They offer support services, community activities, information and advice. Marilyn Boyd, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland adds: “We are delighted to have been part of Taylor Wimpey’s community charity campaign and it’s a lovely boost to receive £500. Every donation counts and we will put this money to good use to support our mission that nobody should face dementia alone.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are pleased to be able to show our support to each of these important charities that will enable them to continue, and expand on, their great work. We are committed to not only building high quality new homes but also making sure that our developments are sustainable and contribute to local communities. It’s great to see we are contributing to raising awareness of the positive work done by charities and community groups in the local area.”