HOPING to build stronger local relationships, a construction company has reached out to community projects to give them a helping hand.

In Bridgwater, home builders Taylor Wimpey Bristol has made a £500 donation to The Trussell Trust, a charity supporting a network of 1,300 foodbanks, including a location near their Kings Down development.

The foodbank provides emergency food and support to people facing poverty, and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

The donation from Taylor Wimpey will support and maintain the services the charity provides, which has continued to help people going though hardship, even during the pandemic.

Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, said: “Through the pandemic more and more people have needed a food bank’s help.

“Food bank teams are working tirelessly to ensure help continues to be available. But ultimately, no one in the UK should need a food bank – all of us should have enough money for the essentials.

“The support of Taylor Wimpey Bristol will help food banks in the area continue to provide the lifeline of emergency support for local people in crisis, while we work in the long term to build a hunger free future.”

Rob Curry, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide a range of causes with a £500 donation each.

“As a leading homebuilder, we make it our prerogative to invest in the communities surrounding our developments to ensure we make a positive impact, as well as working with organisations in these areas to help in any way we can.”