Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s staff charities committee has donated £500 to Kickin’ On, a small mental health and addictions peer support group based in Johnstone.

Kickin’ On aims to bring people together in a sale and non-judgemental environment to share their struggles with people who are going through the same or similar issues. Talking is a core focus of the group, but in recognition of the importance that physical and mental health have on one another, exercise is also an important aspect of how the group aims to help.

Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, David McKenna, Kickin’ On, Secretary said: “We are delighted to have benefited from the Taylor Wimpey staff charities fund.

“For us as an organisation, which has been going for only a short period of time, to be recognised for the work that we are doing by a company the size of Taylor Wimpey is massive for us. We are really grateful for support like this.”

Staff charities committee member Amanda Ritchie for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are delighted to be able to support Kickin’ On in Johnstone. The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes. Being able to work with local groups and organisations that surround our developments 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.”

Taylor Wimpey’s donation to Kickin’ On is one of the many contributions being made by the housebuilder towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area. To find out more about the charities and organisations that Taylor Wimpey supports, please visit

Photo: (left to Right) Mark McKenna (co-founderchairman) and David McKenna (co-founder secretary)