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A quick fix for charity

30 October 2012

Staff from Persimmon Homes South West swapped their suits for boots recently when they took part in a sponsored challenge for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

In total, eight teams of two went head-to-head to undertake on-site tasks such as brick laying, fixing door handles and connecting waste pipes in a bid to beat the clock and colleagues who were undertaking similar tasks at other Persimmon developments across the region.

And it seems that girl power finally resulted in a win for Kate Payne and Julie Whitrow who work at the Exeter-based company. They successfully beat off fellow workmates, Andy Rowden, Lisa Deadman, Darren Pascoe and Paul Romanski.

Simon Perks, managing director of Persimmon Homes South West and organiser of the event, said: “In total, our members of staff raised just over £4,000 for the charity which is a great effort for a morning’s work.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all of the teams that took part and also to the sponsors who helped us to raise such needed funds for a very good cause.”

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research fits perfectly with the Persimmon Group’s ‘Building to Beat Cancer’ campaign, which in the last ten years has enabled the company to raise in excess of £1 million for a variety of deserving cancer charities.

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is the only charity in the UK which is dedicated to researching blood cancers. The organisation has 50 research centres nationally, which are seeking to improve diagnosis, treatments for patients and even find a cure for blood cancers.

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