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Foodbank given boost thanks to Persimmon Teesside

10 February 2016

Billingham Foodbank has been given £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Teesside as part of the builder’s year-long initiative to support local good causes.

The charity provides emergency supplies to individuals and families who are in crisis and struggling to purchase food.

The donation is made from Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, which is a pot of £24,000 donated to local individuals, groups and charities. Billingham Foodbank, a franchise of the Trussell Trust, launched in 2011 in the back rooms of a local church. Now with a town centre premises in Billingham and outreach distribution centres in Stockton and Port Clarence, the foodbank is the busiest in Teesside.

Jill Coyle, project manager for the Billingham Foodbank, said: “We’re delighted that Persimmon Homes have chosen us to receive £1,000 from their community fund. The donation will help us provide a six week healthy cooking course where families can learn easy ways of feeding a family. They cook and take home a good meal each week and upon completion receive their own slow cooker and recipe book.”

Joan Peart, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Teesside, said: “We are very pleased to hand this donation to such a worthy cause. This charity plays a vital role within the community and it is easy to see how people really benefit from the work they do.”

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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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