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Leading cancer charity secures donation from housebuilder

10 May 2023

A national bone cancer charity based in Leeds has charity received a £1,000 donation from national housebuilder Persimmon.

Bone Cancer Research Trust received the donation after an application for funding was made to Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme.

Bone Cancer Research Trust is the charity that offers hope to people affected by primary bone cancer in the UK.

The charity based in Leeds was established in 2006 by a group of families who lost family members to the illness. The £1,000 grant from Persimmon and all other funds raised by the charity are used to fund research into finding a cure for this rare yet brutal disease.

Persimmon has donated over £1.5 million to charities, community groups and local organisations nationwide via its Community Champions scheme over the last two years. Donations of up to £6,000 are available to local community and charitable groups every quarter with applications received via the Community Champions website.  

Laura Riach, Head of Fundraising and Communications at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:

“We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes for their generous grant of £1,000. Every penny donated will help ensure that our vital work can continue. On behalf of all patients, their families and all of us here at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for providing us with vital funds that are invaluable in our fight against this cruel disease.”

Christopher Hull, Managing Director Persimmon West Yorkshire said: “Our Community Champions programme is designed to leave a lasting positive impact in local communities.

“We’re really pleased to provide a grant to Bone Cancer Research Trust. It’s an honour to support a charity which does fantastic work undertaking lifesaving research.”

If you would like to donate to Bone Cancer Research Trust and their pioneering research into the disease, donations can be made via the charity’s website.


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