Date: Thursday 09 July 2015
Staff from our Midlands region put their walking boots to good use by taking part in a testing 13-mile hike in aid of St Basils, a charity for homeless young people.
Five teams, comprising 25 employees in total, completed the challenge in Staffordshire. The route, starting and finishing in the market town of Leek, took them through ‘The Roaches’, a picturesque part of the Peak District known for its striking rock formations and stunning panoramic views.
This annual charity event, held in a different location each year, raises money for St Basils, which supports young people aged 16 to 25 in the West Midlands who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The teams from our Midlands region raised a total of £3,436 for the charity through entry fees and sponsorship.
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, who was part of ‘The Taylor Swifts’ team that also included Helen Colman, Julie Cork, Stefan Howarth, Charlotte Weston and Rachel Appleby, says: “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to prove what we could achieve together as a team while raising money for an incredibly worthwhile cause.
“It was a great day and the high point for all of us was enjoying the breathtaking views across the Peaks. I’m so proud of the Taylor Wimpey staff who took part in the event, and I hope they’ll agree the sore feet were worth it!”
This is the fourth year running in which our Midlands team has taken part in the St Basils charity walk.
St Basils supports more than 4,000 young people a year, providing a range of helpful services including emergency accommodation, advice and engagement, as well as opportunities for training and employment, enabling young people to break the cycle of homelessness and rebuild their lives.