Added on: 1st November, 2017 by Caroline_9383
Two Norfolk organisations that enhance the lives of local people in the community are the latest good causes to receive a helping hand from a leading housebuilder.
Diss Corn Hall Trust and Norfolk Zipper Club have each received donations as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.
The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.
Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “As a company we are committed to supporting charities and groups that make a real difference to the lives of local people in the areas in which we are building.
“This month we are delighted to be supporting the fundraising efforts of two great causes who both play a vital role within their respective communities and it’s easy to see how people benefit from the work that they do.”
The Diss Corn Hall Trust offers a wide range of quality entertainment, as well as outreach projects to engage the local community including workshops, performances and creative learning activities. Built in 1854, the Corn Hall has been at the town’s social and cultural heart for more than a century.
A £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will contribute towards the trust’s £40,000 fundraising target, which will enable to the hall to continue its outreach programme.
Stoke Holy Cross-based Norfolk Zipper Club provides support for patients in Norfolk who have had heart surgery at Papworth Hospital. Many of the club’s members have had life-saving major heart surgery at Papworth, and give their time freely to fundraise.
Since 1982 the club has raised over £1million for the hospital, and have held successful fundraising activities including supermarket collections and raffle tickets. The match funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the running costs of the group’s carol service.
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match 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 Anglia operates new homes developments across Norfolk and Suffolk.
To find out more visit www.persimmonhomes.com