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Elderly outreach group receives £1,000 boost from West Scotland

28 March 2023

The Lesmahagow Community Fairies have been given a £1,000 donation from our West Scotland region.

The Lesmahagow Community Fairies, a group of local residents who carry out outreach work with over 75s within the community, were announced as one of West Scotland’s Community Champions.

The group of volunteers provides visits to over 200 elderly residents within Lesmahagow to tackle social isolation and encourage integration within the community. The group was set up in 2021 and has since carried out countless Christmas, birthday and Easter visits to deliver a gift and also spend some much needed time with the residents.

From fundraising events to micro grants, the group campaigns for funds throughout the year to keep their project going. Following an application to the Community Champions scheme, the group were announced as one of the region's winners, which gave them a much needed cash boost.

Our Community Champions scheme supports good causes in areas in which we build new homes. The scheme has seen over £1.5m donated to local charities, clubs and organisations across the UK since 2021.

The community group are always on the lookout for local volunteers to assist engaging with the elderly within the community. If you would like to volunteer you can contact the group via email

Chris Logan, Managing Director of Persimmon West Scotland, said:

“I am delighted that we were able to support the Lesmahagow Community Fairies with a donation to keep their project going.

“I would like to commend the community members running the group for their dedication to the over 75s in the area, ensuring that no-one suffers from social isolation.

“At Persimmon, we want to leave a positive, lasting legacy in the areas where we operate and supporting local initiatives like Lesmahagow Community Fairies is a vital part of that.”

Gillian Brown, Treasurer of the Lesmahagow Community Fairies, said:

“This donation from Persimmon Homes will go a long way to helping us to continue providing special treats for over 75s living at home in our community.”

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At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. 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. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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