Wednesday 18th January 2023

Sussex heritage site awarded £1,000 prize

Jack and Jill Windmills Society has received £1,000 from our South Thames team, after being announced as the winner of their Community Chest competition

Jack and Jill Windmills Society receive 1000 donation as Taylor Wimpey Community Chest winners

Community Chest Competition

Residents from across Hassocks were invited to nominate local good causes. Once all of the entries were considered, we awarded Jack and Jill Windmills Society with the top prize. 

Paul Barber, Trustee and Chairman of Jack and Jill Windmills Society, said: “The Trustees and volunteers of Jack and Jill Windmills Society are delighted to be selected as the winner of Taylor Wimpey’s Community Chest for the Hassocks Area."

Jack and Jill Windmill Society celebrate the donation at the heart of its operations

Paul continues: “Over the last two years, our volunteers have repaired all four of Jill Windmill’s Sweeps. As Jill Windmill is a Grade 2* listed building, we are required to use traditional materials, including specialised paints, as well as the assistance of a crane to help us with the fitting and removal of Jill’s Sweeps. The funds from Taylor Wimpey’s Community Chest will go towards this additional unbudgeted cost, as well as vital rope access equipment.”

Louise Adams, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “Giving back to the communities in which we build new homes is something we are passionate about and we are delighted to announce Jack and Jill Windmills Society as the winner of our recent competition. The windmills are an incredibly unique attraction for the local area and we are happy to lend our support to the incredible team of volunteers that ensure Jill Windmill remains in good condition.”

We are currently building a brand-new community in Hassocks called Ockley Park, which will consist of 2, 3, and 5 bedroom homes. More information about the development can be found here.