Community cash boost for local groups
01 August 2018
Persimmon Homes is handing over vital funding to two organisations making life better for local people.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) and Haverhill Show are the latest recipients of Persimmon Homes Community Champions cash awards, with each scooping £1,000.
The national match-funding initiative was set up to support the charities and organisations working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.
Simon Wood, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Suffolk, said: “The Community Champions scheme was established to provide practical assistance to groups helping to create a better neighbourhood within our rural counties.”
“The two groups selected this month both achieve that, albeit it in very different ways. Haverhill Show is a popular annual event that gives local people a fun day out to raise money for local causes, while SARS is a vital medical charity, saving lives across the East of England. We are proud to support them both.”
Based in Woolpit, SARS relies completely on donations and fundraising to maintain emergency care, assisting critically ill and injured patients in the local area. The Persimmon Community Champions funding will help towards new equipment and training for new and existing responders. Anyone interested in supporting the charity can find out more at www.sars999.org.uk
Over the past five years Haverhill Show has raised more than £20,000 for local projects and charities, filling the recreation ground with stalls and activities for all ages. This year’s show, on Sunday 15th July, will include live music, a dog show, Zumba and clubbercise sessions and a baby show. For more information visit www.haverhillshow.co.uk
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity
The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.