Beat the builder challenge to raise £25k for charity

Gillian Edwards from the North West Ambulance Charity with Ian Smith, managing director at Taylor Wimpey North West and Sophie Saunders from Derian House Children's Hospice.
Gillian Edwards from the North West Ambulance Charity with Ian Smith, managing director at Taylor Wimpey North West and Sophie Saunders from Derian House Children's Hospice.
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HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey North West will soon be hosting a Beat the Builder charity challenge to raise £25,000 for the North West Air Ambulance Charity and Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Staff and suppliers will endure a 12-hour triathlon in Coniston on Saturday, June 6.

Ian Smith, managing director at Taylor Wimpey North West said: “Derian House and the North West Ambulance Charity are two fantastic local charities and we’re thrilled to be supporting them.

“We do a lot of community work within the areas where we build, but wanted to do something bigger and better than ever before in aid of raising some serious money for these two amazing causes.”

Derian House in Astley Village provides care for over 300 families ranging in ages from new born babies to young adults, each with a life limiting or life threatening illness.

Sophie Saunders, fundraising manager, said: “The costs associated with providing such specialist care and facilities means our fundraising target this year stands at £3.5million.

“As a charity receiving minimal statutory funding, we heavily rely on the help of our community and supporters like the team at Taylor Wimpey, so we are extremely grateful to be a part of this exciting event.”

The North West Air Ambulance Charity costs over £6m per year to deliver, all of which comes from voluntary donations.

Ian added: “Both charities do some amazing work across the region and we’re delighted to be helping them in their work.”