Brave Doncaster boy wins homebuilder's Community Chest appeal

14-year-old Harry Peace from Kirk Sandall, in Doncaster is the winner of Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire's recent Community Chest appeal after an influx of votes from the local community.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 2:00 pm
14 year old Harry Peace from Kirk Sandall in Doncaster
14 year old Harry Peace from Kirk Sandall in Doncaster

The homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire recently asked local residents in Doncaster to nominate deserving individuals and causes to receive a donation of £500.

One individual in particular stood out with the majority of votes and that was teenager, Harry Peace who was nominated for his resilience and bravery during his battle against cancer. Harry was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

Harry's attitude in the face of adversity has been phenomenal and so it is no surprise that he is a third Dan black belt in Taekwondo and a Cadet Corporal with 1053 Armthorpe Sqd RAF ATC.

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Andy Peace, Harry's Dad, commented: “We are absolutely bowled over and humbled that people took the time to nominate Harry and we are so grateful for the money from Taylor Wimpey.

''Before his diagnosis, Harry trained several times a week at his Taekwondo club, TDO of Goole, and attended Cadets twice a week, but after undergoing a 13-hour operation he is still receiving physiotherapy.

This hasn't impacted on his attitude, but it has meant that we have had to face physical capabilities head on. Harry is so strong and has carried us all through this tremendously difficult time.''

Ross Clarkson, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, said: “Harry’s story really inspired us. Being able to make a small difference to his life through this donation means the world to our team.

“His strength and positivity is incredible and we hope he is able to use this donation to bring some joy into his and his family’s life.”

To learn about Taylor Wimpey’s Holly Hill II development in Rossington, Doncaster visit: Taylor Wimpey

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