Funding boost for Shropshire Down’s Syndrome group
31 May 2022
A local charity that offers support to families who have a connection with Down’s Syndrome has been handed a major boost thanks to Persimmon Homes.
Shropshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group has received a £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes West Midlands as part of its Community Champions scheme.
Persimmon makes £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives across the UK.
The group aims to bring families together to give mutual support, share experiences and learn from each other. It also partners with a number of organisations that provide events, days out, information and equipment.
Sarah Case, from the charity, said: “We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to everyone at Persimmon Homes for selecting us to receive this donation.
“We need more volunteers and funding to hire facilities to hold sporting events and social gatherings. This will not only help families in similar situations to talk about what they’re going through, but also help people with Down’s Syndrome interact.
“We support families in Shropshire who have a family member with Down’s Syndrome by providing opportunities to grow their skills and make them feel part of society.
“We try to help build their confidence and independence and this £1,000 will go a long way towards helping us achieve our goals this year.”
David Greengrass, Sales Director Designate for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We’re excited to be getting involved with Shropshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group this month as they provide such a vital service in the local community.
“It’s been great to hear how the committee organise regular free events as a way of getting people together and having fun, with a chance to catch up with friends, both old and new.
“It’s important that charities such as these can plan a variety of different experiences so that there is something on offer for everyone throughout the year.
“Hopefully this £1,000 will alleviate any financial implications the pandemic has had on the charity and help provide a clear pathway for the rest of 2022.”