Neath Retreat And Llanelli Group Receive Cash
16 September 2020
A Neath retreat for people with cancer and a group looking to install a life-saving defibrillator machine in Llanelli have been handed cash donations from a leading housebuilder.
Ravens Retreat and Ffos Las Residents have both received financial backing from Persimmon Homes West Wales as part of the company’s long-running Community Champions scheme.
Ravens Retreat, which has a cottage on the banks of the Tennant Canal, provides completely free cottage breaks, soul midwife services and counselling for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. The group has received £1,000 from Persimmon.
Ffos Las Residents, meanwhile, will use its £799 windfall to buy a defibrillator machine for Persimmon’s Ffos Las development, which could be used if someone suffers a cardiac problem.
Joolz Raven Stewart, of Ravens Retreat, said: “Our cottage and healing room have been wiped out twice in two years by storms.
“We lost everything on the ground floor of our retreat.
“We have had cancer patients raise £1,200 to replace some furniture, but there is so much more to do around flood defences, and this money will help.”
Shane Morrison, of Ffos Las Residents, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Persimmon for this generous donation.
“It means that we will be able to install the defib machine at the development. Who knows, it could prove life-saving one day.
“The site management team are very considerate and supportive of our community, and our sincere thanks go to Persimmon for the continued support from residents both old and new.”
Persimmon Homes gives away up to £744,000 a year through Community Champions.
Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We’re delighted to support these two groups with this funding.
“Ravens Retreat offers invaluable support to people with cancer, while the Ffos Las Residents group is striving to make their area better and safer.
“Well done to both groups.”
Persimmon is currently selling stunning new-build homes at sites across South Wales, including at The Bridles in Ffos Las and at Allt Y Celyn in Rhos.
The on-site sales offices in Wales have now reopened and househunters can make consultation appointments by visit www.persimmonhomes.com or calling 01554 708248.
Visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity to apply for Community Champions funding.