Local business supplies vital support for Doncaster’s children in need

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has received generous charitable donations from local businesses in order to help transform the home lives for children, young people and families across the borough.

Following the launch of the Trusts in-house donation centre, colleagues across the organisation have been delighted to receive donations from local organisations; Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire and Don Valley Cycles.

Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire have provided the Trust with £300 which has been used towards vital supplies for care leavers and families in crisis across the Borough as decided by the young people’s care council formed by the Trust.

Colleagues from the Trust alongside young volunteers have since worked to build essential care packages, which include items for housing such as cleaning products, towels, blankets, sanitary products, toiletries and much more. 

Ross Clarkson, Sales Director at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, commented: “We’re happy to be able to help Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and we thoroughly appreciate the work the charity does in the local area.

“As a responsible homebuilder, we’re always looking to support causes close to our developments and Doncaster Children’s Services Trust's mission to deliver innovative ways to transform children’s social care is one we could wholeheartedly get behind.

“Many charities have needed a boost during the pandemic, and we felt that the charity was more than deserving of our donation. Hopefully the money can help those who need it most in the region.”

Don Valley Cycles has also generously donated to the Trust, donating bikes for children, families and care leavers across the region. The cycle shop will be donating bikes to the organisation on an adhoc basis which will be rolled out by social workers requesting these items from the in-house donation centre. Don Valley Cycles have also offered an MOT service for two bikes per week so that all donations are safe and ready to be used.

Martin Maltby from Don Valley Cycles commented: "It is great to be able to support local organisations across the Borough and especially to be able to support Doncaster Children’s Services Trust. We hope our donation will bring joy to many families, children and young people that the Trust support, and it is a pleasure to be part of this opportunity.”

Rebecca Wilshire, Director of Children’s Social Care at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust said: "As an organisation we are overwhelmed by the kindness displayed by both Taylor Wimpey and Don Valley Cycle. To be given the opportunity to provide a little extra care in the form of essential goods is a brilliant display of partnership working across the Borough with one clear aim which is to support the families and young people.”

To find out more about Doncaster Children’s Services Trust and the work they do to please visit: www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk

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