Thursday 14 January 2021

We give a boost to East Lothian social enterprise

Box of plastic waste

As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, our East Scotland team donated £250 to the Lower Impact Living CIC (Lil) crowdfunding project in Haddington.

Lil is a community social enterprise based in East Lothian that is passionate about making Lower Impact Living easy. They aim to make changes for the benefit of the planet and people through fun events, advice and education as well as providing access to a range of eco-friendly products. So far Lil has stopped over 1 million pieces of plastic from polluting the world.

Louise Hastie, Director of Lil – Lower Impact Living CIC, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey. We’re excited to work with them and the community at Letham Mains as we all take steps towards Lower Impact Living. Picking up litter locally is a fun, community event, where new residents can meet and safely work with other Haddington residents to make our shared area even more beautiful. Litter picking also helps us realise that there is no “away”. Items might have been deliberately littered, and they might have blown out of bins and recycling. We hope this event will help bring a bright start for a brighter 2021.”

Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland adds: “We are delighted to be able to support this innovative and hardworking social enterprise in Haddington. Our sponsorship will create a community litter-pick event at our Letham Mains development in Haddington. Given current restrictions on events and gatherings, this is likely to take place in April next year, and it will give our new and growing community the opportunity to actively contribute to reducing waste that often finds its way to landfill.

“The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments, like Lil, means a great deal to us and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”