Taylor Wimpey East Anglia employees have tackled a series of gruelling hiking and biking challenges at Snowdonia National Park in aid of the Youth Adventure Trust and West Suffolk Sight. A total of 19 team members in three teams completed one of four routes of different levels through the mountains between Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th May, as part of the annual Taylor Wimpey Challenge event.
2018 is the fifth year that Taylor Wimpey has supported the Youth Adventure Trust. This year, £167,575 was raised in total, including over £6,500 from Taylor Wimpey East Anglia. As well as raising funds for the Youth Adventure Trust, East Anglia also donated some of the proceedings to West Suffolk Sight.
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “I am very proud of the dedication and commitment shown by our team at East Anglia who completed one of the toughest Taylor Wimpey Challenges to date.
“It really is a huge achievement, and everyone is delighted with the fundraising total, which we hope will make a real difference to both the Youth Adventure Trust and West Suffolk Sight.”
Mark Davey, CEO at the Youth Adventure Trust, said: “We are hugely grateful for the support of the Taylor Wimpey employees who took on another challenge event in support of the Youth Adventure Trust and other local charities. The fantastic amount of money they have raised will make a real difference to many lives around the UK. The total donated by Taylor Wimpey to the Youth Adventure Trust and other local charities since 2013 now stands at over £750,000 and we would like to say a big thank you for the ongoing support.”
The Youth Adventure Trust uses outdoor adventure to inspire vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 and help them to reach their full potential. In the past 25 years the charity has helped over 3,800 young people by providing more than 27,000 activity days which aim to teach valuable life skills and build confidence and self-esteem. To find out more about the work of the Youth Adventure Trust, visit www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk
West Suffolk Sight is an independent charity which aims to help people with sight loss maintain their independence. A team of part-time professional staff, together with over 120 dedicated volunteers, provide a range of services offering information, emotional support, benefits advice, practical aids to daily living and social inclusion throughout West Suffolk. To find out more information about the work West Suffolk Sight does in the local community, visit http://www.westsuffolksight.
To find out more about the causes that Taylor Wimpey supports, visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/about-
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