Haywards Heath-based charity Kangaroos is feeling a donation bounce after house builder Taylor Wimpey’s South Thames region announced that the charity was the first winner of the recently launched donation box scheme at its Greenhill Gardens development.
The initiative invites residents, and visitors to the development in Haywards Heath to vote for one of three good causes to receive £250. Kangaroos, which supports children and young adults with learning disabilities, recently received the most votes.
Kangaroos runs inclusive clubs and day trips to help individuals and their families from the Mid Sussex area. The charity enables the children to take part in activities delivered by caring staff and volunteers, while families enjoy a much-needed break.
Samantha Norgate, fundraising and communications co-ordinator at Kangaroos, said: “Our clubs are in high demand and the activities we put on really do help to improve the children’s social skills, independence and self esteem. It’s vital that we continue our work and donations like this from Taylor Wimpey will help up to do just that and I’d like to say a big
thank you for the support.”
Susan Joseph, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “The clubs and activities that Kangaroos organise help so many children across Mid Sussex and I have no doubt that our £250 donation will be put to excellent use.”