Housebuilder renews support for charity devoted to tackling causes of homelessness

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TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has announced a second 12-month programme of support of homelessness charity Cyrenians.

Two of the housebuilder’s branded Cyrenians Fareshare delivery vans will remain a part of Cyrenians’ distribution of Fareshare food. And this year’s support from staff will include volunteering at a number of Cyrenians’ local projects.

Taylor Wimpey revealed that last year the Cyrenians Fareshare vans delivered the equivalent of 2.4 million meals in the 2021-2022 financial year to charities and community groups across central and south east Scotland.

Building community through food and tackling food poverty is a large part of Cyrenians’ work. With over 50 projects tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness, the organisation supports people towards more positive and stable futures.

Sophie Bell, fundraising manager for Cyrenians, said, “Partnerships are at the heart of what we do at Cyrenians, with those we support and those who support our work. We are thrilled to have Taylor Wimpey’s continued support this year. We look forward to bringing our skills and resources together to meaningfully support people to thrive in our local community.”

Gavin Hamilton, MD for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added, “We continue to be part of the local communities where we build new homes across the east of Scotland, and we are proud to have this opportunity to continue and strengthen our support of Cyrenians and their distribution of Fareshare food to communities that we know well.

“Being able to support local groups and charities is important to us and our second 12-month association with Cyrenians will include practical support through staff volunteering days at some of their local projects, including the community farm at Kirknewton, the Fareshare depot as well as a financial boost to the charity itself.”