Hertfordshie hospice gets donation from Persimmon Homes
13 August 2012
A Hertfordshire-based hospice has been given a £200 donation as a thank you for being a regional runner-up in a national Persimmon Homes competition to win a house.
Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, based in Tring and Chalfont StGiles which offers people with life-limiting illness care in their own home,made it to the final three in the Thames Valley region in the contest to win a£250,000 house.
Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, iscelebrating its 40th birthday by giving away the house and £6,000 to each ofthe 23 regional winners.
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund based in Bath Road, Maidenhead, hasbeen named the regional winner in the Thames Valley region. The charity whichsupports sick and disabled children in hospital, school now goes on to thenational final.
The other regional runner-up also being given a £200donation from Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is Slough-based Alexander DevineChildren’s Hospice Service.
Persimmon Homes Thames Valley Managing Director, Ian Menham,said: “We are so grateful to all the charities across the region who took partin the competition.
“Our congratulations go to Rosie’s Rainbow Fund for makingit to the national final but we also wanted to recognise the exceptional workdone by the two runners-up, Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and Alexander DevineChildren’s Hospice Service.”
The 24 regionals finalists now go to the public vote at www.persimmonhomes.com/40. Thewinning charity will be announced at a special Persimmon Homes birthday charitylunch on 27 September 2012 at Kensington Roof Gardens, London.
Persimmon was founded in 1972 by current life presidentDuncan Davidson and has grown to be one of the largest and most successfulhousebuilders in the UK over the last 40 years.