Added on: 16th October, 2017 by Natalie_26298
Local beneficiaries of a charity campaign which has given away more than £1.5 million nationally to good causes and charities have gathered in Portishead 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 Severn Valley branch, covering Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Some of those Severn Valley winners met at region’s head office in Portishead for a coffee morning.
Steve Roche, managing director of Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, 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. We are proud to be able to give something back to the communities we are building in.
“It was fantastic to invite the winners to the coffee morning and to put names to some faces and hear what they have spent the money on.
“There has been a tremendous response to our Community Champions scheme but we are keen to remind charities and organisations that they can still apply.
“We’ve made it really simple to enter by visiting www.persimmonhomes.com/charity and completing an online application form.”
Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme runs alongside the recently-launched Healthy Communities, in which the housebuilder is giving away more than £600,000 to sporting causes across the UK.
A host of regional prizes of £750 are up for grabs each month with amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 and under eligible to apply for the Persimmon Homes West Midlands awards. The money is to be spent on sports kit, equipment, coaching and facilities.
A shortlist of 30 will be then be created for a national final to be decided by a public vote, with the winning club or individual receiving £200,000 to create a long-lasting legacy, with two runners-up receiving £50,000 each.
To find out more or to enter, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.