Queensferry RNLI gets further boost from Taylor Wimpey
At the launch of its development of new homes for sale in South Queensferry, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to donate £25 for each new home sold and legally completed at Hawthorn Gardens.
The latest tranche of £1,525 was donated this month, which brings the overall total to £3,925 paid so far. This means that Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has already donated over a third of the total pledged to RNLI of £9,500, with all money going directly to the local Queensferry RNLI Lifeboat Station.
The donation recognises the long-term relationship that has been established between Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and the RNLI with the money contributing towards the amazing lifesaving services the Queensferry RNLI Lifeboat Station provides. The charity is 95% operated by volunteers and funded by voluntary donations. This donation contributes to funds that are necessary to make this achievable and will help with the RNLI’s overall aim of saving lives at sea.
The RNLI has a vital role within the community of Queensferry, and the local lifeboat station covers the Firth of Forth with its B-class Atlantic 85 lifeboat – one of the fastest in the RNLI fleet. The crew members are dedicated to keeping the local community safe and they have received three RNLI medals for gallantry.
Commenting on the support that they have received, Adele Allan, Queensferry RNLI Lifeboat press officer said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we continue to receive from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, and we cannot thank them enough for their latest donation. The funds they have donated to date equate to kitting out two inshore lifeboat crew members in full personal protective equipment such as drysuit, helmet and lifejacket.
“The money they have and continue to donate will be used locally at Queensferry Lifeboat Station, allowing it to continue to provide our 24/7 lifesaving service and achieve our overall goal of saving lives at sea.”
Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be able to support our local RNLI Lifeboat Station at Queensferry. Our donation of £3,925 to date reflects our long-term commitment to this very worthy cause that provides a link between the new community that is emerging at Hawthorn Gardens, and the existing community of South Queensferry. Working with the RNLI is a real honour and we are extremely proud to be able to show our support in this way.
“Being able to work with local charities, groups and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s always lovely to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in our local communities.”
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s donation to RNLI is one of the many contributions being made by the housebuilder towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.