Persimmon Homes

Children’s cancer charity awarded £1,000 from our North Scotland region

06 April 2022

A specialist support service that helps and supports children living with a cancer diagnosis has been selected to receive £1,000.

North Scotland region awarded the funding to Young Lives vs Cancer as part of the our Community Champions scheme.

Every day 12 children hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer step in to help support and guide each child and their family. For those travelling, often miles, for treatment in Glasgow, the charity welcomes them to make use of Marion’s House, a safe and cosy environment near to the hospital.

Marion’s House provides a place away from the hospital wards with 11 bedrooms where families can stay for free and spend time with their child during treatment doing the everyday things that make them feel that a fraction of normality is possible during what is an extremely challenging time.

Carol Jones, at Young Lives vs Cancer, said: “Maintaining a sense of normality for families going through cancer diagnosis and treatment for their child is so important. The basics of making a cup of tea, doing the laundry and being able to make a home-cooked meal are such small things but make a huge difference.

“This funding will enable a family to stay at Marion’s House for 26 nights where they can stay close to their child in hospital, or be together with their child, whenever treatment allows.

“On behalf of all the children and families that we help a big thank you to Persimmon Homes.”

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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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