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Community cash for Suffolk region for good causes

29 April 2022

Suffolk region has pledged to make £1,000 donations to two worthy local organisations.

Felixstowe Carnival and St Felix Primary School in Haverhill have both been selected to receive the funding from our Community Champions scheme.

Managing director Ian Hamilton said: “There are so many amazing local charities, clubs, schools and organisations making a genuine difference to the lives of people in Suffolk, and we are proud to be able to help with vital funding.”

The annual Felixstowe Carnival is a three-day community event with entertainment for all ages. Attractions include a ‘Last night of the Proms’, carnival procession, free children's area, music from local bands and a grand firework display, and the event provides an opportunity for local charities to run their own fundraising stalls. Persimmon’s donation will help towards the costs of staging the carnival on 22-24 July. For more information about this year’s event visit

St Felix Primary School in Haverhill is fundraising to provide new books for each of its nine classrooms, inspiring its pupils to develop a love of reading. The school, which is just a few minutes from our Boyton Place development, aims to encourage the children to explore different opinions and cultures through books and gain the academic and wellbeing benefits from reading. To find out more about the school and its ethos visit

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

Ian Hamilton added: “We make two donations of up to £1,000 every month 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.”

PICTURED: Suffolk sales advisor Jasmine Bidwell (centre) presents £1,000 of Community Champions funding to Jeremy Moore and Julie Bellamy of Felixstowe Carnival Association.

Persimmon Homes Suffolk land director Alex Cox presented Community Champions funding to children from St Felix Primary School in Haverhill.


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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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