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Developer chips in to help food bank

Taylor Wimpey gives money to help ensure town's needy continue to be fed

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting local communities, Taylor Wimpey South East has made a donation to the Family Food Bank, which is part of FareShare Kent, who provide meals and surplus food to vulnerable children and families in the area.

The food bank, in Ashford, not only helps families in need but also community groups, activity schemes and schools by delivering healthy and nutritious food.

Kareen McDonald, business development executive at the Family Food Bank and FareShare Kent, says: “We’re so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind and generous donation. Our food bank relies on the support of the public to continue to help those in need. The recent pandemic has meant that more vulnerable people have been pushed into hardship and need our help more than ever. We’re thrilled to have received this donation and it will go a long way in helping those in need.”

Jason Stokes, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “We’re really proud to be able to make a £200 donation to FareShare Kent. The work that food banks do both within towns and across the country is invaluable to those in need and we’re more than happy to show our support for such an important cause.”

The Family Food Bank and FareShare Kent is located close to Taylor Wimpey’s Bridgefield development. For more information about the homes and incentives available, 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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