Persimmon Homes

Community cash supports local centre

07 March 2022

A community centre in Andover has received a £1,000 donation from our South Coast region, to further develop its facilities for local people.

The regional team selected the Picket Twenty Community Centre to receive a donation through the Community Champions scheme, which supports organisations in the areas where the company is building.

The community centre offers various events and services to all ages in the neighbourhood and the donation from Persimmon will allow the purchase of new furniture and additional equipment to improve the facility.

Ann Reeson, a trustee at Picket Twenty Community Centre, said: “We are so grateful for the kind donation from Persimmon Homes.

“Throughout lockdown we were able to turn some old tyres into planters, creating a tyre snake for the children to enjoy, as well as re-painting our outdoor furniture.

“Going into the summer months, we would love to purchase some outdoor umbrellas for the tables as well as some large outside games so that the community can have somewhere to all come together and meet.”

The donation will also help to replace old furniture in the hall and purchase cleaning equipment to allow the venue to be hired out for community events.

South Coast region director in charge Joe Lindsay added: “Our Community Champions scheme allows us to award donations to two local good causes each month, and we are always delighted to see the funding being used to make a great difference to local people.

“The Community Centre is a real asset for residents at Picket Twenty, so we are very pleased to be able to support the facilities.”

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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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