Added on: 1st December, 2017 by Samantha_10597
Local beneficiaries of a charity campaign which has seen more than £1.5m given to good causes have gathered in Birmingham to celebrate their success.
More than 1,800 charities and groups have benefited from Persimmon Homes’ hugely successful Community Champions campaign, including more than 60 from the company’s Central branch, covering Birmingham, Coventry and Leamington Spa.
Some of the winners met for a coffee morning at Avery Fields, a development providing a cross-section of homes and two-bedroom apartments being built by Persimmon Homes on City Road, Birmingham.
Neil Williams, director in-charge of Persimmon Homes Central, said: “More than £1.53m has been donated to good causes across the UK since the launch of Community Champions in March 2015.
“That includes around £60,000 to groups within our particular operating area. That is something we can be extremely proud of. It was fantastic to invite the winners to the coffee morning and to put names to some faces.
“All of these charities do amazing work and it was very interesting to hear what they have spent the money on.”
Attendees included representatives from The Air Ambulance, KIDS, the local branch of the NSPCC, The Jericho Foundation and the Cake Lady from Cake 4 Casualties.
On top of Community Champions, Persimmon Homes runs another campaign, Healthy Communities, which sees £22,500 donated to youth sports clubs or young sports people each month.
Next year, an overall Healthy Communities winner will scoop a £200,000 jackpot, with runners-up prizes of £50,000 and £5,000.
Neil added: “Our Community Champions is still up and running so I’d encourage people to get online and apply.”
To find out more or to enter, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.