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Cash boost for community causes

Added on: 21st September, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Cash boost for community causes

Last Updated:
Wed, 18 October 2017

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A community play café and studio band are the latest recipients to benefit from a leading house builder’s cash boost.

Pages Play Café and Towcester Studio Band have each been awarded donations as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Community Champions Scheme.

The national match-funding initiative seeks to support local groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.

Claire Dearsley, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “As a company we are committed to supporting the groups and charities that make a real difference to the lives of local people in the towns and cities which we build.

“We are sure both Pages Play Café and Towcester Studio Band will benefit from our funding, and we are pleased to be able to make a difference.”

Pages Play Café is a community space located in Leighton Buzzard, designed to offer a stimulating environment for pre-school children as well as a relaxing and friendly environment for adults. The café also welcomes older children and offers an after-school tea service.

The café has already received support from the local rotary club, and a £500 windfall from Persimmon Homes will help towards the cost of new baby equipment and high chairs.

Towcester Studio Band is an educational project set up for young men in Towcester, providing playing opportunities for brass and percussion. The studio band has been a part of the local community since 1910.

The band will be performing at Towcester 917 Saxon Fair, a celebration of the town’s history. A specifically commissioned piece will provide an opportunity for young musicians to develop their creative and artistic interest and skills through interaction with a composer. The match-funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the band’s £2,765 fundraising goal.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at

The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

Persimmon Homes Midlands operates new homes developments across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire. To find out more visit

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