Taylor Wimpey donates nearly £1,500 towards Exeter's Diwali and Bonfire night celebrations

News Desk
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Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:03pm

Taylor Wimpey Exeter spent the start of November helping to support a month of celebrations across its region, with £930 donated to support the Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre's Diwali celebrations, and £500 to support the Double Locks Pub's renowned fireworks display.

Exeter's Diwali celebrations, which took place on the 6th November at St Matthew's Hall in Topsham, saw an evening of performances, dancing, food and laughter welcomed by all following last year's festival which took place in the midst of the pandemic.

Taylor Wimpey made the donation to the EHCC which covered the cost of the hall hire, part of the catering and the DJ who provided an evening of entertainment for a variety of attendees of all ages.

On the weekend of Diwali, children performed a number of dance routines at St Matthew's Hall which they had learnt during lockdown over Zoom, bringing joy to families and other members of the community in attendance.

Double Locks Pub put their money towards covering the cost of the bonfire, which then allowed the pub to donate a larger sum of money collected to local charities.

Taylor Wimpey's donation to both of these organisations acted as financial boosts to enable them to cope with the high volume of guests.

Prem Sivlal, President and Trustee of the EHCC, said: "It was incredible to come together for an evening of celebration amongst people from a variety of faiths in Exeter. It makes all the difference when we are able to come together and enjoy ourselves.

"I want to say thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation towards our Diwali celebrations. It made a huge difference in what we were able to do for our local community, and with their support we were able to put on a much larger scale event than we could have imagined. The celebrations on the night, following the last 18 months of difficulties, felt like a true moment of light overcoming dark."

Melissa Langton, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: "Being able to support a vast array of celebratory events in our region such as Diwali and Bonfire Night means a great deal to us. The hard work and effort put into organising these events, especially following the last year and a half, is considerable and we are thrilled to hear that they were both great successes.

"The events brought much joy to our local communities following a period of time that had been undeniably tough for everyone, and we look forward to continuing to engage with the Exeter area with other community support as we go into 2022."

To find more about the Exeter Hindu Cultural Centre, visit www.exeterhcc.org

To find out more about Double Locks Pub, visit https://www.doublelocks.com/

For information on the homes available in the Exeter region, visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

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