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Housebuilder hands over community cash

Added on: 19th September, 2018 by Caroline_9383

Housebuilder hands over community cash

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Wed, 19 September 2018

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A leading regional housebuilder has handed over a cheque for £1,000 to help rebuild a Dunstable scout hut.

Persimmon Homes Midlands made the presentation to 4th Dunstable Scout Group as part of the Northampton-based company’s Community Champions scheme.

The match-funding initiative seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Claire Dearsley, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Our Community Champions scheme enables us to support the hundreds of voluntary organisations and charities that work in the neighbourhoods where we are building new homes.

“The scouting movement offers great opportunities for young people, so we were proud to invite them to our Phoenix Park development to hand over this vital cash to support them.”

Children and leaders from 4th Dunstable Scout Group are currently fundraising to rebuild their failing scout hut. They have tackled bag packing, sponsored swims, quiz and race nights, a ladies evening and made a number of grant applications to achieve their goal of maintaining one of Bedford’s largest scout groups.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the country 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.

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