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Saints in the Community announces new signing

08 June 2023

Saints in the Community, the charity arm of St Johnstone F.C., has announced Persimmon North Scotland as their latest ‘Corporate Saint’ business partner.

The charity signed the region at McDiarmid Park earlier this month during the launch of their new strategy, which sets the Saints’ sights on positively impacting more lives across Perth and Kinross by 2026.

The McDiarmid Park based charity is committed to improving the lives of local people through the St Johnstone Football Club brand. The charity aims to build stronger communities through sport, education and wellbeing to develop healthier and happier residents in the area.

Saints in the Community was established in 2016 and supported more than 4,000 people through 34 different programmes across Perth & Kinross in 2022. The organisation delivers a wide range of initiatives from holiday hunger programmes for school children to health walks.

As one of the largest house builders in Perth & Kinross, we will work alongside the charity to deliver opportunities for local people, including site visits and trade talks, and marked the new partnership by making a £5,000 donation to the charity.

James MacKay, Managing Director at Persimmon North Scotland, said:

“We’re delighted to sign this partnership with Saints in the Community, which carries out fantastic work right across Perth and Kinross.

“As a Perth-based home builder, Persimmon North Scotland is committed to supporting local communities. We hope this new partnership will help Saints in the Community go from strength to strength and ensure even more people can benefit from the programmes they provide.” 

Francis Smith, CEO of Saints in the Community, said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Persimmon North Scotland as our new Corporate Saint. As we continue the launch of our new three-year strategy, their support will really help us to drive the Trust forward and support more people living across the county.

Sport, and in particular football, is a powerful tool to engage individuals in projects and local businesses choosing to align themselves with our work and actively play a positive role in their community is something which we’re always grateful for.”

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