Two teams from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland have raised £3,488 for charity after taking part in homebuilder’s annual fundraising event, the Taylor Wimpey Challenge.
On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May, a total of 333 Taylor Wimpey employees, across 54 teams, headed to the Black Mountains in Wales to tackle an 11, 20 or 31 mile hike to raise money for the Youth Adventure Trust, as well as a number of local charities around the UK.
Taylor Wimpey has supported the Youth Adventure Trust (YAT) since 2014. This year’s challenge raised over £140,000 for the charity, which uses outdoor adventure to inspire vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16.
This year’s challenge raised over £140,000 for the charity, which uses outdoor adventure to inspire vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16. As well as raising funds for the YAT, the two teams from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland – who tackled the epic 31-mile route – also raised funds for St
Vincent’s Hospice which has close personal connections to members of the team. They donated 50% of their fundraising total to the hospice and the teams have proudly donated over £1,700 thanks to their efforts in the Welsh mountains.
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 Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire.
The Hospice has an 8-bed Inpatient Unit with a multi-disciplinary team to offer the best care that it can; a Day Hospice Service providing support with symptom management, Community Nurse Specialists to provide care and support at home, and it provides a range of supportive services to patients and their families.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Corporate Manager, Emma Donald said “We were delighted to be one of the chosen charities and overwhelmed by the generosity of the teams. Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s ongoing support of the hospice ensures we are there for the families of Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire when they need us the most – thank you to everyone involved.”
Stuart Rowan, site manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland at Oakwood Grove in Hamilton and team captain of ‘Positive Attitute’ who took part, said: “The Taylor Wimpey Challenge is now an established annual event that has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for fantastic causes, including the Youth Adventure Trust.
“While this year’s trek was tough, it was a great opportunity to bond with each other and it’s very rewarding knowing that our efforts have helped to raise so much money for charities that are very much in need of support, including St Vincent’s Hospice which has a very special place in the hearts of many within our West Scotland business.”
Mark Davey, CEO at the Youth Adventure Trust, said: “Once again, teams of Taylor Wimpey employees from around the country have come together to raise an extraordinary amount of money for our charity. We really are grateful for their continued support which helps us to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in the UK.”