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Helping Olivia Finch’s Fight

04 July 2022

We've made a donation to help a two-year-old from Port Talbot in her battle with a rare form of cancer.

Our West Wales region has contributed £1,000 towards the Olivia Finch’s Fight appeal.

At the start of the year Olivia was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, which comes with a 50% survival rate. Olivia is currently undergoing an aggressive treatment plan at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in Cardiff, which will last at least 18 months.

The family is raising money to send Olivia to America for potentially life-saving treatment.

Dad Nicholas Finch said: “There is a treatment being trialled at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York called a Bivalent Vaccine, which can be given to reduce the chance of the Neuroblastoma returning.

“Unfortunately, it’s not currently available in the UK and so we are fundraising to be able to take Olivia to get this or other progressive treatments which might be available when the time comes. Everyone has been extremely generous and we are grateful to Persimmon Homes for this donation.”

The appeal has already raised almost £300,000.

Persimmon’s gift comes through the long-running Community Champions campaign. Each month we donate up to £64,000 to good causes across Great Britain, including up to £4,000 in Wales.

Persimmon also raised funds through a collection at the new Awel Afan development in Aberavon.

Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Olivia and her family in their fundraising efforts. It must be a very difficult time for them. We wish Olivia all the very best in her recovery and for the future.”

We are currently building stunning new homes at its Awel Afan site on Princess Margaret Way in Aberavon, where prices start at £242,995.

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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.

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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