Wednesday 30th March 2022

We give local primary school children in Neilston a boost for activity week

As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we recently responded to an appeal from the St Thomas’ PTA to contribute to their fundraising efforts to make sure as many of their P7 pupils can take part in their annual residential outdoor activity week.

Kirkton View donation £200 Taylor Wimpey
Like many pupils across the country, St Thomas’ Primary 7 pupils in Neilston have missed out on their residential camp for the last two years.  This year their PTA is fundraising to make sure that as many P7 pupils as possible have the opportunity to go on the residential camp to make new friends, experience new outdoor activities and learn new skills.  The children themselves have already completed a virtual sponsored walk and the PTA is working hard to raise as much money as they can to reduce the individual cost for each child to take part in their outdoor adventure.

The combined donations from the PTA, the children’s fundraising, and the £200 boost from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland means they are on course to hit their target as Rosemarie O’Donnell, Treasurer of St Thomas’ PTA comments: “While there has been so much for our children to cope with during the pandemic, we are so proud of their resilience and equally delighted with how they are working hard to make sure that everyone who wants to take part in the residential trip can do so.  Like most PTAs, we have been unable to fundraise in our normal way for the past two years so we are now playing catch-up to make the outdoor residential camp for this year’s P7s a reality.  We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey’s team at Kirkton View for their £200 boost – it’s will make a big difference in bringing down the overall cost for each child to go on the residential trip.”