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Leading housebuilder provides welcome Christmas cheer for Swindon carers

22 December 2022

Carers supported by the charitable organisation Swindon Carers Centre have received a festive boost from a leading housebuilder.

Wessex has donated £1000 to the organisation through the housebuilder’s charitable ‘Community Champions’ scheme.

Swindon Carers Centre, part of the Carers Trust, provides support to 21,000 unpaid carers operating in the town.

The charity helps people to access the support they are entitled to as a carer so they can look after their own wellbeing, living a healthy, fulfilling life alongside their caring role.

On Boxing Day, we will launch its latest development in Swindon at Stanton Chase, with a range of two-bedroom coach houses and two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The site is located on the edge of the suburb of Kingsdown in Stratton St Margaret, just north-west of Swindon's town centre, and three miles from Greenbridge Retail Park.

Commenting on the donation, Heather Goldmsith, Events Manager for Adult and Older Carers at Swindon Carers Centre said:

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from Wessex, which enabled us to support 120 of Swindon’s hardworking carers with a Christmas lunch.

“Unpaid carers play a crucial role in meeting the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and Persimmon’s support allowed our carers to take a well-earned break in the run up to Christmas.

“Swindon Carers Centre works together with local employers to make a difference, and we are delighted to have enjoyed this support from Wessex.”

Pauline Fletcher, Sales Director at Wessex, said:

“We are delighted to support Swindon Carers Centre.

“They are a fantastic organisation that ensures carers in our local community are supported, and that people of all ages receive the proper care they need to live their lives.

“It is hugely important to Persimmon that we support the communities where we build, and in doing so celebrate the people behind some of the amazing charity work that is a cornerstone of Swindon.

“We thanks our unpaid carers in Swindon for the great work they do for so many in the town.”

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At Persimmon we're proud to support our local 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. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

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