Funding for Marie Curie carers
17 December 2020
A charity supporting people with terminal illness across the West Midlands has been selected to receive funding from a leading housebuilder.
The Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull is the latest cause to receive Community Champions funding from Persimmon Homes South Midlands.
The charity has secured £900 of funding to help meet the costs involved in delivering the vital support its specially trained volunteers and nurses provide, including overnight care to patients.
The charity’s team of nurses has continued throughout the COVID 19 crisis to deliver overnight care to patients in their own homes from 10.00pm to 7.00am alongside the practical information, support and simply the chance to talk for people at a time when people need is most.
Clare, one of the nurses providing overnight care, said: “Families are very grateful that we’re still coming in overnight, because they don’t want their loved ones going into hospital due to the coronavirus risk. They’re grateful they're still getting the support that they need at the end of life.”
Kate McGrory, local community fundraiser at Marie Curie said: “We are so grateful for this amazing donation from Persimmon Homes South Midlands. We rely on support like this to ensure Marie Curie nurses on the frontline can continue their important work supporting people and their families in their own homes. “
Amanda Rogers, head of sales at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “Care providers are facing unprecedented pressures during the pandemic and we are humbled to be able to support them through our Community Champions initiative.
“We’ve made it really simple to apply for funding, and we’re urging good causes and charities to apply for donations by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity ”
Persimmon Homes’ national match-funding programme Community Champions seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life for local people.
Each month the Studley-based builder donates up to £1,000 to two community groups across the region. This also happens across Persimmon’s other 31 operating areas, meaning up to £64,000 is dished out every single month – a total of £768,000 a year.