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Housebuilder support for heritage railway

07 December 2021

Heritage steam railway, the West Lancashire Light Railway Trust, has received a £1,000 boost from Persimmon Lancashire.

The regional team awarded the funding through the Community Champions scheme, which supports local good causes.

Diane Finch, sales director of Lancashire, said: “So many worthy charities, schools, sports clubs and organisations need funding to help local people. We are proud to be able to make two donations every month through the Community Champions scheme and would encourage more local groups to apply.”

West Lancashire Light Railway Trust welcomes around 10,000 passengers every year to its Hesketh Bank site. Persimmon’s funding will help towards improvements to the station facilities, including new toilets and disabled access.

Groups across Lancashire can bid for Community Champions funding by completing a simple online application form.

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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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