East Lothian school receives a helping hand from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland

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As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, the site team at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland recently accepted the challenge from Letham Mains Primary School to provide some joinery expertise to create an outdoor playground structure. 

Commenting on the support that it has received from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, Bruce Murray, head teacher at Letham Mains Primary School, said, “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey, and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation of wood and their joiners’ expertise.

“Our original plan was to create an outdoor play structure from old pallets, but Taylor Wimpey’s local site team surpassed our expectations by arriving at school with wood and joiners to create a versatile covered space for the children to use within our playground. It’s already capturing the imagination of our children with some using it as a space for an imaginary shop and others using it as a space to sit with friends and chat. We’re absolutely delighted with what the team has created for us, and in time, we will ask the children to get creative and we will add some colourful designs.”

Ronnie King, site manager for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland at Letham Mains, added, “We are delighted to be able to support Letham Mains Primary in this way and we’re sure the children will enjoy being able to be outside with a little protection from the Scottish weather. I’ve enjoyed meeting some of the children and hearing all about how they will be using their new space, and I’m very proud of what our two joiners achieved in just a few hours.

“Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference within the local communities where we build.” 

Taylor Wimpey’s donation and assistance to Letham Mains Primary is one of the many contributions being made by the housebuilder towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.