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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