Berkshire hospice gets donation from Persimmon Homes
13 August 2012
A Berkshire-based hospice has been given a £200 donation as a thank you for being a regional runner-up in a national Persimmon Homes competition to win a house.
Slough-based Alexander DevineChildren’s Hospice Service, which supports children with life-limiting andlife-threatening conditions, made it to the final three in the Thames Valleyregion in the contest to win a £250,000 house.
Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, iscelebrating its 40th birthday by giving away the house and £6,000 toeach of the 23 regional winners.
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund based inBath Road, Maidenhead, has been named the regional winner in the Thames Valleyregion. The charity which supports sick and disabled children in hospital,school now goes on to the national final.
The other regional runner-upalso being given a £200 donation from Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is IainRennie Hospice at Home, based in Tring and Chalfont St Giles.
Persimmon Homes Thames ValleyManaging Director, Ian Menham, said: “We are so grateful to all the charitiesacross the region who took part in the competition.
“Our congratulations go toRosie’s Rainbow Fund for making it to the national final but we also wanted torecognise the exceptional work done by the two runners-up, Iain Rennie Hospiceat Home and Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.”
The 24 regional finalists now go to the public vote at www.persimmonhomes.com/40. Thewinning charity will be announced at a special Persimmon Homes birthday charitylunch on 27 September 2012 at Kensington Roof Gardens, London.
Persimmon was founded in 1972 by current life presidentDuncan Davidson and has grown to be one of the largest and most successfulhousebuilders in the UK over the last 40 years.