RNLI in Troon gets welcome boost from Taylor Wimpey

RNLI in Troon gets welcome boost from Taylor Wimpey

 Troon RNLI representatives – Ethan Harris (Relief Coxon), Evan Gallacher (station mechanic), Urda Cotter (fundraising treasurer), Margaret Ross (fundraising secretary) and Jean Shields (Vice President Troon RNLI) with the latest donation of £1,150 from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s local sales executive Claire Anderson

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to donate £25 for each new home sold and legally completed at Princess Gate and Queens Court.

The latest tranche of £1150 has been paid to the charity this month, which brings the overall donation paid so far to £4,875 towards the grand sum of £5,650 that has been pledged to the RNLI, with all money going directly to the local RNLI Troon Lifeboat Station.

This donation recognises the ongoing long-term relationship between Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and the RNLI with the money contributing towards the amazing life-saving services the RNLI Troon Lifeboat Station provides. The charity aims to use volunteers wherever possible and with 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 Troon, and the local lifeboat station covers the lower Firth of Clyde with its two lifeboats. The station at Troon has been in existence for 150 years (established 1871), and the crew members are dedicated to keeping the local community safe. They have received three RNLI medals for gallantry, as well as a recent RNLI Chief Executive’s Commendation for a rescue in June 2022.

Commenting on the continuing support that it receives from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Jean Shields, RNLI Troon vice president said: “We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support that we continue to receive from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, and we can’t thank them enough for the latest donation, which takes us closer towards the grand total they pledged. This money will be put to work locally to help us achieve the overall aim of our service to the local community. On behalf of everyone at RNLI, I would like to say a huge thank you.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: ”We are delighted to mark our ongoing support of the RNLI at its Troon Lifeboat Station in this way. Our donation of £4,875 to date reflects our long-term relationship with this essential local charity and service that provides a link between the growing new community at our local developments, and the existing community of Troon. Working with the RNLI is a real honour and we are extremely proud to be delivering on our overall commitment to them for the duration of our build period in Troon.

“Being able to work with local charities 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 West 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.

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