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Charities celebrate £1.5m windfall (2)

09 November 2017

Local beneficiaries of Persimmon Community champion campaign, have seen more than £1.5m given to good causes have gathered in Peterborough 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 Persimmon Homes East Midlands branch, covering Peterborough, Cambridge and parts of Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

Some of those East Midlands winners met at the Marriott Hotel in Peterborough this week for a coffee morning.

Simon McDonald, managing director of Persimmon Homes East Midlands, 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. That is something we can be extremely proud of.”

“It was fantastic to invite the winners to the coffee morning and to put names to some faces.”

“All of these charities do amazing work and it was very interesting to hear what they have spent the money on.”

On top of Community Champions, Persimmon Homes runs another campaign, Healthy Communities, which sees £22,500 donated to youth sports clubs or young sports people each month.

Next year, an overall Healthy Communities winner will scoop a £200,000 jackpot, with runners-up prizes of £50,000 and £5,000.

Simon added: “Both Community Champions and Healthy Communities are still up and running so I’d encourage people to get online and apply.”

To find out more or to enter, visit Community Champions.

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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.

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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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