Sales at housebuilder’s new development to support Baby Bank Scotland

Agnes Kerry (centre) and Sheenagh Williamson (right), who are volunteers and trustees of the Baby Bank Scotland charity, with Taylor Wimpey sales executive Jacqui Steven at their storage area in Hamilton

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland is to donate £25 to Baby Bank Scotland for each new home sold and legally completed within the first phase of its 163-home development at Oakwood Grove in Hamilton.

In total, the firm said that a sum of £4,075 will be paid to the charity which supports babies and children living in poverty by appealing to the local community to donate baby and child essentials.

It added that the initiative signals a long-term relationship between the two, and that the money will go directly to supporting the work Baby Bank Scotland provides locally from its current hub within the North Stand at Hamilton Academical FC’s stadium.

Jillian Thompson, manager and trustee of Baby Bank Scotland, said, “We are extremely grateful for the pledge of support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, and we can’t thank them enough. This money will be put to work to support young families living in poverty.

“On behalf of everyone who uses our services in Hamilton and across the local area, I would like to say a huge thank you. Their support comes at a very challenging time for us because following a devastating flood we urgently need to find new premises. Ideally these would still be in Hamilton, but we will also consider Blantyre, Motherwell and Bellshill as they would still allow us to serve the communities of North and South Lanarkshire who access our service.”

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added, “We are delighted to be able to support Baby Bank Scotland in this meaningful way. Our announcement signals the creation of a relationship with a very worthy local organisation that will provide a link between the new community emerging at our Oakwood Grove development, and the existing community of Hamilton. Working with Baby Bank Scotland is a real honour and we are extremely proud to support this incredible local charity.

“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. We hope they are successful in their active search to find new premises soon and would urge anyone who can help to get in touch with them directly.”