Taylor Wimpey Bristol is donating some extra special bricks to a club for youngsters in Swindon – to help them develop their ability to build with Lego.
The local housebuilder – which is doing some construction of its own at the West Point at Ridgeway Farm new homes development in Swindon – has given the local library service £200 to purchase enough Lego bricks to enable the launch of a brand new Lego Club.
Swindon Central Library Manager Glenda O’Connor says: “There have been Lego clubs organised at libraries elsewhere which have been really popular and successful, and we thought it would be really good to launch one here in Swindon.
“We appealed for donations from the public and we’ve had quite a lot, but it wasn’t really enough to start the group. Lego is the kind of toy that people tend to want to hold onto for their grandchildren.
“So the donation from Taylor Wimpey has made all the difference – it’s allowed us to buy five Lego Creative Suitcases which will mean we can have up to 15 to 20 children at each session. With an online discount, we’ve also been able to get some base plates, which will make it easier to put the children’s designs on display.
“We’re really, really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for coming forward and helping make this possible.”
As well as being lots of fun for children who enjoy playing with Lego, the club will also offer a host of educational and literacy benefits.
“The idea is that we set the children a challenge for each session based on a theme,” explains Glenda. “They can use their imaginations to build their own creation and then afterwards we go round the group and talk about what they have made. They’re using creative and social skills and developing their confidence too.”
The club will be for children aged six and over, and there may also be a Duplo area for younger siblings.
Glenda adds: “We’re starting with some sessions in the Easter holidays and then plan to meet once a month on a regular basis. We’ve had some really positive feedback from parents.”
Charlie Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes so we were only too happy to make this donation to Swindon Libraries and Information Service.
“As a local housebuilder, it seems entirely appropriate that we’re providing Lego bricks to help youngsters have fun and develop new skills!”
For information about the new Lego Club, parents can contact Glenda O’Connor at email@example.com or by calling 01793 463238.
There’s a stunning selection of new homes currently available to reserve at West Point at Ridgeway Farm, including three-bedroom properties priced from £250,000.
Interested buyers should visit the Sales and Information Centre, located off Common Platt, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4JX, and open daily from 11am to 5.30pm (Mondays 1pm to 5.30pm). Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 01793 689066.
Information on developments across the region is available by calling 01454 628484 or by visiting www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.