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thursday 4th November 2021

West Scotland team gives peak performance to benefit local Renfrewshire Hospice

Two teams from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland took part in Taylor Wimpey’s annual challenge event to hike through the Peak District to raise money for local charities close to their hearts, as well as the Youth Adventure Trust.

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In total, 33 teams took part from across the UK with over £116,000 being raised for charity.

The West Scotland teams – Ladies and the Tramps along with The West Wildings - raised an incredible £5,875 which they have donated to St Vincent’s Hospice in Renfrewshire.

Members of the team proudly wore t-shirts from the hospice throughout their gruelling two-day challenge which saw them build their own shelter before trekking 26 miles through the incredible mountains of the Peak District. St. Vincent’s Hospice located in Howwood, Renfrewshire aims to provide access to the best possible care and support to everyone living with a life-limiting illness in the local community.

The Hospice has an Inpatient Unit with a multi-disciplinary team to offer the best care that it can; Community Nurse Specialists to provide care and support at home, and it provides a range of supportive services to patients and their families.

Siobhan Anderson, member of West Scotland’s Ladies and the Tramps team said: “Without a doubt, this was one of the toughest Taylor Wimpey Challenges so far, but the sense of team spirit in both of our teams from West Scotland was incredible from beginning to end. It’s been a real test of endurance and teamwork, but the money we have raised for St Vincent’s Hospice has made it all so worthwhile. It’s always fantastic to see so many colleagues getting into the spirit of this event and having fun, all while raising much-needed funds for really worthy causes.”

Louise Strachan from St Vincent’s Hospice adds: “We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support that we receive from Taylor Wimpey, and we can’t thank the teams enough for taking part in this very tough challenge.

We rely on voluntary donations and fundraising efforts from people all across the community every single year to generate more than half of the funding we need to ensure we are here for patients and families when they need us most.