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Children and families charity gets £2,500 lift

Taylor Wimpey gives it support to Canterbury-based charity

As part of its ongoing commitment to support local communities, Taylor Wimpey has donated £2,500 to the Canterbury and District Early Years Project to help them continue to provide important support services to children and families. 

The charity, which operates across sites in Canterbury and Chartham, received the most nominations in an appeal by Taylor Wimpey which asked people across the county to let them know of a local charity or organisation deserving of a donation.

The Canterbury and District Early Years Project offers a variety of services to aid the development of young children from all backgrounds, as well as support for parents and carers. These include confidence building sessions, guardian groups, paediatric first aid, sensory groups, parenting support programmes, play sessions and family events,. In addition, the charity offers a drop in health clinic facility.

Thanks for nominations

Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Jennie Thomspon, manager at the project, says: “We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their support towards our services, and for the local community who nominated us to receive this funding.  It is so important to us to provide a variety of programmes and classes to help children and their parents or carers and we are excited to see how our services might evolve with this kind donation.”

“We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we build our new homes and were delighted to offer a donation to the Canterbury and District Early Years Project following our appeal.

Jason Stokes, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey South East

“The charity does amazing work in supporting children and their families across Canterbury and we hope our donation goes some way to helping them to continue its important services.”

For information about the local causes that have recently received support from Taylor Wimpey, visit

Taylor Wimpey is currently building new homes at its Royal Parade development in Canterbury. For further information about the homes and incentives available at this, and other developments across Kent, visit


David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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