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Persimmon supports Anna’s Hope charity in 2015

27 July 2015

A charity which helps children and young people with brain tumours is celebrating after being named Persimmon Homes East Midlands’ charity of the year.

Anna’s Hope, based in Stamford, near Peterborough, will receive a four-figure cheque from Persimmon Homes after 12 months of fundraising by the builder’s regional team.

Persimmon Homes East Midlands team will raise money through collections, dress down days, sponsored walks and an auction of ex-showhome furniture.

The announcement comes just a month after Anna’s Hope received £1,000 from Persimmon as part of the company’s Community Champions initiative, which will see a pot of £24,000 being donated to support local groups and charities over the next 12 months.

Cheryl Bissett, from Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Anna’s Hope as our official charity of the year. We have forged strong links with Anna’s Hope, which is a fantastic charity doing some incredible work. Our staff are all keen to get involved in the fundraising efforts and I hope we can raise thousands of pounds.”

Anna’s Hope makes a real difference to the lives of children and young people in the region - Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and Suffolk - who are diagnosed with a brain tumour. They support a pioneering new rehabilitation service called Brainbow with the Anna’s Hope Therapy Team, which is based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and provides comprehensive and specialist neuro-rehabilitation support for the children.

Carole Hughes, who launched the charity with her husband Rob in memory of her daughter Anna, said: “We are delighted that Persimmon Homes East Midlands have chosen to support Anna’s Hope for a full year. We are reliant on gifts and donations to continue our work across the East Midlands. Anything we receive from Persimmon Homes will be a real bonus and every single penny will go to helping children with brain tumours.”

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