Charities over the moon to win funding from firm
Housing firm Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has handed £1500 to two great causes.
The company awarded Macmillan Cancer Support with a £1,000 donation and Alzheimer Scotland with £500 following the conclusion of its Built for the Community campaign.
This encouraged residents from across the west of Scotland to vote for their chosen causes, and Macmillan Cancer Support was crowned the winner after receiving the most votes from the local community.
Voting was also very high for Alzheimer Scotland and the team from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland awarded them a runners-up donation of £500.
Macmillan Cancer Support works to provide people with cancer with practical, emotional and personal support.
This assistance has a huge impact on the lives of so many people, and the donation will contribute to this valuable support.
Jayne Forbes, from Macmillan Cancer Support said: “We are over the moon to receive such a kind donation from Taylor Wimpey.
“It will contribute to our overall local fundraising to help us to continue the important work that we do, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the company.”
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people living with dementia and their families.
They offer support services, community activities, information and advice.
Marilyn Boyd, from Alzheimer Scotland, added:“We are delighted to have been part of the community charity campaign and it’s a lovely boost to receive £500.
“Every donation counts and we will put this money to good use to support our mission that nobody should face dementia alone.”
Taylor Wimpey’s most recent campaign encouraged residents from across the west of Scotland to vote between two charities that would benefit from its help.
Audrey Ross, from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We are pleased to be able to show our support to each of these important charities that will enable them to continue, and expand on, their great work.
House about that Taylor Wimpey’s Kirsten Hepburn presents Morag Dorrian, Alzheimer Scotland community fundraiser, and Isobel McGonigle, from Macmillan with the cheques