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Midlands team gives £1,000 boost to Northamptonshire Search and Rescue

11 May 2023

A voluntary rescue group based in Northampton has received a cash boost to train more members of its first response team, thanks to our Midlands team.

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue received a £1,000 donation from the team as part of our Community Champions initiative. The funds will be used to allow three members of the team to attend a first responder’s course, increasing the amount of people who are able to help those in need.

The team at Northamptonshire Search and Rescue respond to requests from the police to assist in searches for high-risk missing people throughout Northamptonshire, providing 24 hour cover, 365 days of the year. Volunteer for the service provided over 7000 hours of service in 2022, with all being first aid trained.

 A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Search and Rescue, said: “We’re absolutely delighted by this kind donation from Persimmon Homes. We hope to increase our capability to provide vital help to those who need it form our teams and this can only be done by appropriately training our volunteers. 

 “The money that Persimmon has kindly gifted us has gone towards training three members of our team, meaning that we can help more people who need us.”

Claire Dearsley, Sales Director at Midlands, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to groups to boost their ongoing initiatives, help their team develop, or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”

“We’re thrilled that our donation will help Northamptonshire Search and Rescue boost their team’s abilities to help those in need. We wish them all the best for 2023.”

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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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