Toy library receives funding

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has made a £500 donation to the Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 8:39 am

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has made a £500 donation to the Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library.

Based in Knaresborough, the charity has a collection of toys, educational resources and equipment which is available for loan.

As a leader in reducing waste and inspiring a more sustainable way of living to its children, the toy library is available to local families and groups.

Chris Silverwood, Chairman of Trustees at Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library, said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation to Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library.

“This has been a very difficult 12 months for everyone and for small charities like ours it has been a real challenge.

“Donations like this will enable us to purchase new toys for our library and cover our associated costs to keep supporting local children and families.

“We plan to spend some of the money on purchasing new construction toys that families will be able to borrow and might inspire the builders and architects of the future.”

Steven Ball, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, said: “During lockdown we all have realised how important quality time is with our families and the Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library is a great way to be able to spend time with your children.

“One of our core values is to invest in the local communities in which we build, which is especially important given the current climate.

“We’re proud to be able to support Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library in helping them reduce environmental waste and helping local families save money.”

The Toy Library is located near to Taylor Wimpey’s new Trinity Fields development.

In addition to our borrowing service, the Toy Library runs play sessions, which are currently reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Normal play sessions, set up to encourage play between carers and child, include craft activities, messy play, role play, physical fun, stories and songs and healthy snacks.

Because of the pandemic, toy borrowing is currently available through the click and collect service at: https://www.hktl.org/borrowing.