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Gwent football club nets funding boost from East Wales region

03 October 2022

A Gwent football club is celebrating after netting funding from a leading housebuilder.

Pengam Boys and Girls Football Club Under 8s has bagged £1,000 from our East Wales region through the Community Champions scheme.

The money has been used to purchase new training equipment such as new balls and goals for the children who train out of Blackwood Comprehensive School.

Each month we donate up to £64,000 a month to good causes in Great Britain, including up to £4,000 across South Wales.

Commenting on the donation, Gareth Jones, coach of Pengam Boys and Girls FC Under 8s, said:

“We are over the moon to have been chosen as a Community Champion by Persimmon Homes East Wales.

“It’s an incredibly difficult time at the moment for many people, but this generous donation has allowed us to invest in good quality training equipment so our kids can develop their skills and enjoy the game.

“As a club we do everything we can to be inclusive and provide the best possible environment for our young footballers, and this funding will ensure that experience is only enhanced.

“Our footballers were absolutely chuffed to have been chosen as a Community Champions’ recipient, and on behalf of Pengam Boys and Girls Football Club, I’d like to say a huge thanks to Persimmon Homes in East Wales.”

Persimmon’s Sales Director in East Wales, Victoria Williams said:

“Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative is all about supporting local communities where we build, and the girls and boys at Pengam Football Club are another deserving recipient.

“We build much-needed homes for local families and first-time buyers, but we also want to do so much more, and we are determined to give back to local communities and leave a lasting legacy.

“Pengam Boys and Girls Football Club is inclusive, flourishing locally and is a great advert for the sport of football in the Gwent Valleys.

“We are delighted to have been able to support the club with new training equipment this month.”

Persimmon Homes is currently building stunning new homes right across South Wales, including at Carn y Cefn in Ebbw Vale offering a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, with prices starting at £179,995. For more information please visit  

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Supporting your 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. 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.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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