News from Lawley Village
Lawley Village Running Club receives developer' cash boost
5th September 2014
THE Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) has donated £250 to a local running club who applied for funding through the group's Community Chest Fund.
The Lawley Running Club will use the money for two of its members to become fully trained first aiders before taking part in a 5k charity run on 6th September 2014 to raise money for the mental health charity, Combat Stress.
The money was awarded as part of the Community Chest scheme being run by the LVDG, which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey.
Andy Crozier, Chairperson of the Lawley Running Club, started the club a year ago with the aim of losing weight, now considerably lighter, he believes it has had a positive impact on the community. Andy, said; "We have 130 members running three nights per week, some run to improve their fitness but others just like to socialise with their neighbours.
"We have a charity run coming up and we're hoping to raise a large amount of money but first we would like to put two of our members forward to become trained first aiders. Unfortunately one of our members fell and broke her arm whilst running recently, so having some first aiders on board will be a big plus going forward."
Guy Scott, Project Manager for LVDG, said; "The Community Chest allows worthy causes within Lawley Village, such as the running club, to apply for extra funds to continue their good work and inspire more local people to get involved."
All types of community groups, charitable organisations, teams, clubs, schools and colleges can apply for funding through the Community Chest. A maximum of £500 can be applied for at one time and priority will be given to those projects directly benefiting the people of Lawley Village.
Lawley Village is Telford's premier new homes development. Located just two miles west of Telford town centre, it is one the largest sustainable urban residential developments of its kind in the UK, providing 3,500 homes, alongside new health, education, retail and leisure facilities.
The Lawley Village Developer Group is made up of top national housebuilders -Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in decisions about the future of the village through a long-term stewardship programme delivered by Ironstone Management Services (IMS), a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association.
Walk the Lawley Way
The Lawley Way is a circular walk, of nearly a mile long, that takes in Birchfield Way, the Wrekin Way, Pepper Mill and Clips Moor, and includes crossing the new pedestrian bridge.
The walk has been created as part of the Lawley Village Developer Group's commitment to helping build a strong community in Lawley so residents can get out, enjoy the new area, get fit and meet new people.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of Telford, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays, situated at Horsehay.
Telford Steam Railway
The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF
Tel: 07816 762790