Taylor Wimpey East Scotland raises over £2,900 for charity

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland raises over £2,900 for charity

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland's ‘Mountain Goats’ Catriona Douglas, Philip Cooper, Emmy Martin, Tracey Gray, Murray O’Hare and Caitlin Pearson

A team from Taylor Wimpey have raised £2,973 for charity after taking part in the Taylor Wimpey Challenge on Saturday 18th May.

The homebuilder’s annual fundraising event, now in its 10th year, raises money to support the Youth Adventure Trust (YAT), a charity which inspires vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16 through outdoor adventure, as well as other regional charities.

This year over 355 Taylor Wimpey employees from the UK and Spain, across 56 teams, headed to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset to tackle one of three challenges - the T Rex (20 miles), the Tricky (15 miles) and the Spike (10 miles) - raising an overall total of over £157,800.

Over £113,000 will be donated to the YAT and over £44,000 will go towards supporting other charities across the UK. The Mountain Goats from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland raised £2,973, of which £1,486.50 will be donated to Rock Trust who are Scotland’s youth homelessness charity. Their aim is to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness.

Catriona Douglas, finance director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “It was fantastic to be a part of this event and we’re delighted to have raised so much money for the YAT and Rock Trust. Over the past ten years Taylor Wimpey has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds and it’s very rewarding knowing that our efforts this year will continue to support charities that do such important work in our communities.”

Mark Davey, CEO at the Youth Adventure Trust, said: “We are very grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s support over the past 10 years. This year is no exception and, once again, the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in the UK. I’d like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s challenge, it’s a fantastic achievement and every penny raised is hugely appreciated.”

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