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Cash boost for club’s plans

08 August 2022

Thurston Rugby Club’s plans to improve their facilities have received a £1,000 cash boost from our Suffolk region.

Our Suffolk region made the award from its Community Champions fund, which aims to support grassroots organisations in the areas where the company is building.

Ian Hamilton, managing director of Suffolk region, said: “Local sports teams play an important role in the fabric of rural life, providing a focus for their neighbourhood. We are pleased that our Community Champions initiative allows us to support Thurston Rugby, which is close to our College Park development.”

The village club offers access to sport for players of all standards.

Spokesman Matt Ansell said: “We have developed our facilities significantly over the past few seasons, and willingly offer these up at subsidised rates for local community use, especially for youth sporting activity.

“Persimmon’s generous donation will help us to replace the marquee that has been in situ for five years with a more permanent structure for hosting events for the club, and to offer a meeting and group activities space for local organisations to use.”

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Suffolk region provides financial support for two local charities and good causes each month, through its Community Champions programme.

Ian Hamilton added: “Every month we make two donations of up to £1,000 in the Suffolk region, so we would encourage more schools, sports clubs, small charities and voluntary groups to complete the simple online application form at to be in with a chance of securing funding for their own projects.”

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Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. 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. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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