Developer donation will help support Saffron Walden scheme for young people with disabilities

13:10 12 February 2014

Taylor Wimpey has donated £500 to Accuro for its youth clubs for young people with disabilities. Pictured with some of the youth club members and volunteers are, back row from left, Accuro’s U19 deputy co-ordinator Emma Baldock, co-ordinator Gemma Rich, Cllr John Lodge and Taylor Wimpey sales manager Amanda Nesbitt.

Taylor Wimpey has donated £500 to Accuro for its youth clubs for young people with disabilities. Pictured with some of the youth club members and volunteers are, back row from left, Accuro’s U19 deputy co-ordinator Emma Baldock, co-ordinator Gemma Rich, Cllr John Lodge and Taylor Wimpey sales manager Amanda Nesbitt.

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A charity which runs leisure activities for young people with disabilities has been given a £500 boost by a developer.

Harlow-based charity Accuro runs two weekly youth clubs in Uttlesford, one in Saffron Walden on Monday evenings and one in Great Dunmow on Wednesday evenings for young people with disabilities aged from 11 to 19.

The charity was chosen as the beneficiary of the one-off fund offered by Taylor Wimpey as a gesture of goodwill following traffic delays associated with roadworks in Saffron Walden last year.

The housebuilder has apologised for inconvenience caused after an unforeseen problem led to temporary traffic lights being in operation in Radwinter Road for longer than had previously been anticipated.

Gemma Rich, who co-ordinates the Under 19s project for Accuro, says: “The money will go towards so many different activities – £500 will make a big difference to us, so we’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the donation.

“The youth clubs give the young people the opportunity to make new friends and socialise, and parents have said to us that they are a lifeline.”

Michael O’Leary, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We are pleased this donation will help to support Accuro’s vital work with young people with disabilities.

“We thought a donation to this important cause would be the best way we could show our appreciation to the people of Saffron Walden for their patience with the traffic delays last year.”

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