Housebuilder steps up community work with local partnership in Musselburgh

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland sales executive Lucy Thomson with First Step representatives – Tina Pollock (project manager) and Carolyn Sim (project finance officer). Image credit: Chris Watt Photography

HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has teamed up with First Step Community Project in Musselburgh to confirm it will donate £25 for each new home sold and legally completed within phase 2 of 149 new homes at its Ravensheugh development in Wallyford.

In total, £3,725 will be paid to First Step as work at the development progresses.

Based in Musselburgh, First Step aims to provide opportunities for local families with young children to make positive choices by providing centre-based and outreach activities which encourage parents and children to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills. There are a range of services and activities provided including parenting support, nursery provision, groups and courses for parents, counselling, support for young parents, and a grandparent’s group.

Tina Pollock, project manager for First Step, 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 to help us deliver our range of projects to the local community in Musselburgh. On behalf of everyone who uses the services that our project provides locally, I would like to say a huge thank you.”

Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added, “We are delighted to be able to support First Steps Community Project in this meaningful way. Our announcement signals the creation of a relationship with a hard working community group, and a link between the new community emerging at our Ravensheugh development and the existing communities of Musselburgh and Wallyford.

“Working with First Step is a real honour and we are extremely proud to be showing our support in this way. Being able to support and 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.”