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Bristol children’s charity scoops cash prize

11 May 2022

A Bristol charity which helps children with essentials including educational resources, uniforms and bus passes has secured funding from us.

Bristol Children's Charity has received £1,000 from our Severn Valley business, which is busy building new houses across the city.

The donation comes through Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, through which more than £5m has been dished out to good causes across Great Britain since its launch. The money will be used to help the charity meet its £10,000-a-year commitments.

Granville Jenkins, Bristol Children's Charity Chairman, said: “We are thrilled to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes. We have helped tens of thousands of youngsters, sometimes with educational equipment, school uniforms, bus passes to get to school or college, beds, and sensory equipment.

“We are all unpaid volunteers doing our best for disadvantaged children and that will never change. We have recently set up a new Community Fund which is aimed at long term and larger community projects, so we need at least £10,000 per year just to meet our current commitments – and we’re expecting that to grow. This support from Persimmon will help us continue in our ministry.”

Carly Spear, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Bristol Children's Charity with this money. These are desperately hard times for families so it’s great that this charity exists to help children in need of essential equipment. We’re proud to be supporting good causes in the areas in which we are building.”

Persimmon Homes Severn Valley is currently building new homes across Bristol at Howsmoor Common in Lyde Green, Brookfields and The Croft on Honeysuckle Road and Moorland Grove in Lawrence Weston.

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Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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