TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland is to donate £25 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for each new home sold and legally completed at its new Hawthorn Gardens development in South Queensferry.
The first tranche of £1,075 was donated this month, and in total, a grand sum of £9,500 will be paid to the RNLI – which will go directly to the local RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station.
The donation recognises the long-term relationship that has been established between the firm and the RNLI, with the money contributing towards the life-saving services the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station provides.
The charity aims to use volunteers wherever possible and with voluntary donations, this donation contributes to funds which 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 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 gallantary.
Commenting on the support that it has received, Claire MacDonald from the RNLI, said, “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation. 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.”
Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added, “This first donation of £1,075 reflects the beginning of a long-term relationship with 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 showing our support in this way.
“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.”