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Housebuilder back community projects

Added on: 21st November, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Housebuilder back community projects

Last Updated:
Tue, 21 November 2017

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National housebuilder Persimmon Homes is providing much-needed funding support to two Midlands community groups.

Friends of Little Harrowden Primary School, Northamptonshire, and Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society (BDCPS) will each receive £1,000 from Persimmonís Community Champions scheme to enable them to help local people.

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: ďRural schools and small charities provide vital services for local people in our regional community, so we are pleased to support these two worthy organisations.

ďSo far, the Community Champions scheme has handed over £1million to good causes across the UK and itís great to see so many small charities and community groups benefitting.Ē

Little Harrowden Primary Schoolís parent/teacher association has held a variety of events to raise money for improvements to the outdoor playground space. Persimmonís donation will help towards a shelter for summer and winter and a junk modelling shed for lunchtime activities.

BDCPS supports more than 400 people in Bedfordshire through playschemes and youth groups for disabled young people aged up to 25. The groupís current fundraising focus is their family swim project, enabling families affected by disability to enjoy swimming together.

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 www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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 www.persimmonhomes.com

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