The headline sponsor at the World Food Festival 2024, held in Welwyn Garden City earlier this month, donated almost £3,000 to the event.

Taylor Wimpey North Thames made a donation of £2,995 to the event which took place on May 11 and 12.

The two-day festival was organised by Wonderful WGC, Welwyn Garden City's BID.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The World Food FestivalThe World Food Festival (Image: Zoe Cooper Photography)

The annual event offered a diverse menu of street food and drinks from vendors representing various corners of the world, from Mexico to Africa.

More than 40 vendors, along with music and dance performances on the World Music Stage, attracted more than 30,000 visitors, who were able to attend for free.

Taylor Wimpey, which has two developments in Codicote, near Welwyn Garden City, The Heath and The Vale, was one of three headline sponsors alongside Oaklands College and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

Lee Rowark, from Wonderful WGC BID events and marketing, said: "Thank you to everyone who attended our World Food Festival and made this our biggest and best one to date.

"Thank you to our three headline sponsors, Taylor Wimpey, Oaklands College and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, and to all our wonderful traders, contractors and amazing performers.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The World Food FestivalThe World Food Festival (Image: Zoe Cooper Photography)

"The town centre was thriving and it was wonderful to see so many of our businesses coming out to make the most out of the additional footfall in the town centre.

"The feedback from traders, businesses and visitors has been fantastic."

Paresh Pandya, sales manager at Taylor Wimpey North Thames, added: "We are delighted to sponsor this community event in the heart of Welwyn Garden City.

"With so many local projects and developments, it is a great opportunity for us to give back and engage with the community local to our developments in Codicote, The Heath and The Vale.

"Creative and inspiring events such as the World Food Festival are not only an opportunity to engage with the community but are also a real chance to try out new foods and learn about the world and its many cultures."

For more information about Taylor Wimpey's home's, visit the company's website.