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Housing developer donation to children's ward

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Bishop Auckland Hospital is delighted to have received a donation of £500 from Taylor Wimpey.   

House-builder Taylor Wimpey, who is constructing their Highlea Gardens development in Auckland Park, which neighbours the hospital, was pleased they could offer some support to the ward by presenting a cheque.

Speaking after the presentation at Bishop Auckland's Children's Ward, Joan Peart, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North East discussed their decision to donate.

She said: "With Highlea Gardens bringing something new to Bishop Auckland and Durham, we really wanted to make a difference and support the community.

"It's been such an honour to come here today and see first-hand how the donation will be utilised.  The children, patients and staff are amazing and we hope our donation will help the staff to continue with their invaluable work."

Ward manager Jayne Auld explained how Taylor Wimpey's support will have such a positive impact.

She said: "£500 can go a long way especially on a children's ward where we need a constant source of toys, games and distractions to help make our young patients feel as comfortable as possible while they are in hospital.  The money will be spent on suitable new toys for the young patients and especially those with special needs.

"We're were thrilled to be approached and are truly grateful for the generosity of Taylor Wimpey."

Published: 23 July 2012

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