Jan Fellowes (yellow t-shirt) and Laura Johnstone (red t-shirt), Yvonne Buchanan (Taylor Wimpey West Scotland sales executive at Hermitage Grange), and Kevin Johnson (Chairman of the Babcock 10k Series and Race Director of Babcock Helensburgh 10k) all gather to reveal the Taylor Wimpey West Scotland Helensburgh Women’s 10K trophy.
26 November 2018
Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K launches new trophy sponsored by Taylor Wimpey
As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland has become the sponsor of a new trophy that will be presented to the winner of the Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K for the next three years. The housebuilder’s sponsorship during this period will also provide £125 prize money annually.
The Babcock Helensburgh 10K has run annually every year in May for the past 35 years, beginning life as part of the Polaroid 10K Series. Since 2017, the race has been part of the three race Babcock 10K Series and last year it attracted around 650 participants, which included Olympian, club and recreational runners of both sexes.
Taylor Wimpey’s sponsorship marks a key milestone for its local development at Hermitage Grange development in Helensburgh, where the first new homebuyers are beginning to move in, and two show homes continue to provide buyers with the perfect opportunity to see for themselves just how stylish their move to the local area could be.
Commenting on the support that it has received from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Kevin Johnson, Race Director of the Babcock Helensburgh 10K and Chairman of the Babcock 10K Series, said: “Until now we didn’t have a trophy for the women’s winner. We’re absolutely delighted to mark Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s arrival in Helensburgh with the launch of this prestigious new trophy, and we look forward to having the first opportunity to present it to the winning lady next May.”
Audrey Ross, Sales & Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland adds: “We are proud to be able become part of such an important local event in the Helensburgh calendar, and to launch the first Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K trophy.
“We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to get involved in such a prestigious event that clearly has become a landmark event, not just for the runners, but for everyone involved.”
Taylor Wimpey’s support of Helensburgh Athletic Club and the launch of the new Babcock Helensburgh Women’s 10K trophy is one of the many contributions being made by the housebuilder towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
To find out more about the charities and organisations that Taylor Wimpey supports, please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/media-centre/news.
To find out more about the new homes available at Hermitage Grange in Helensburgh visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/helensburgh.