Raising the roof with wellbeing centre funding
23 June 2022
A local community centre in desperate need of repair has received a major cash boost.
West Midlands has awarded Black Country Wellbeing Centre a £1,000 grant as it continues to support local groups and charities in the area.
Here at Persimmon we donate up to £64,000 a month to fund initiatives as part of the highly successful Community Champions scheme.
Wade Cooper, founder of the centre, said: “We’re looking to raise money to put a new roof on our building because at the moment we have a very old structure that’s poorly insulated.
“With the current cost of living crisis, we can’t afford to have the heating on constantly, but we work with vulnerable groups so sometimes it’s not an option.
“Particularly when we’re supporting older people, we can’t just simply turn the heating off because these people rely on us to provide a service.
“We’ve had a quote for £12,000 and we recently set up a charity football game that raised over £3,000 which is a great start.
“This additional funding from Persimmon Homes is another fantastic boost for everyone at the centre and will give us extra motivation to keep going until we reach our target.”
David Greengrass, Sales Director Designate for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Black Country Wellbeing Centre.
“From boxing, drama, music, yoga, to a chat and a cuppa and over 50’s groups, there’s something on every weekday which I think is vitally important to maintain a close-knit community.
“Adam’s application was full of enthusiasm, so he was an obvious choice to receive our £1,000 grant this month and we’ll be keeping a close eye on their progress.”