Biggleswade family’s humanitarian trip to Africa boosted by Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey Sales Executives Cheryl Pilborough (left) and Jeanette Stevens (right) with Luke Newma

Taylor Wimpey Sales Executives Cheryl Pilborough (left) and Jeanette Stevens (right) with Luke Newman (centre) Taylor Wimpey’s donation. - Credit: Archant

A family’s humanitarian trip to Africa has been boosted by the support of a developer which is currently building houses in Biggleswade.

Taylor Wimpey has donated £500 to Luke Newman who is travelling with his father Steve and son Reece in May of next year to continue to build a school in Kenya with African Adventures and Derby County Community Trust.

“This is the fourth time I will volunteer in Kenya, and I’ll be travelling with my dad and son along with around 50 other volunteers,” said the 35-year-old.

“I decided to start doing this after seeing footage on television from Children in Need and Comic Relief showing the deprived areas and poor conditions people live in, so I really wanted to help out.”

Luke, Steve and Reece will travel from their hometown of Biggleswade, where Taylor Wimpey is currently building new homes at Bramble Walk and Saxon Fields, to spend two weeks in Kenya.

“We’re going there to help continue building work at St. Trizah School in Nakuru, which has been under development for the past three years,” said Luke.

“The school now has eight classrooms, a kitchen and an office, so as part of next year’s trip we’ll be helping to build more classrooms and hopefully a dormitory.

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“This will be extremely important, as approximately a fifth of the 450 pupils have to live at the school for various reasons, in some cases because they’ve lost their family, so this is a massive development.

“It costs £2,500 per person to travel, so the donation will go a long way towards helping us reach our target as already it’s a fifth of the amount needed for one of us, which takes a lot of the burden off our shoulders.”