School supplies to be given an upgrade thanks to Persimmon Homes
07 March 2022
A parent teacher association (PTA) on a mission to improve its school supplies has received a cash boost thanks to a donation from one of the UK's largest housebuilders.
Persimmon Homes North Midlands has awarded Sale & Davys School PTA a £1,000 grant as they continue to help local groups and charities in the area.
Persimmon donates up to £64,000 a month to fund initiatives as part of the highly successful Community Champions scheme.
Sale & Davys School PTA is a registered charity and works in partnership with the school to raise funds to improve the experience for all children.
It works closely with teachers and parents sharing experiences and ideas about how to improve and support the school and pupils.
Hayley Nash, from the charity, said: “We’re over the moon to hear that Persimmon has chosen us to receive this donation. We have a lot of new families who apply to our school who have bought Persimmon homes locally so it’s a great partnership.
“We’ve been raising funds for our school to contribute towards the cost of new educational books for the library which will cost around £2,000.
“The pandemic has meant that we’ve not been able to hold as many fundraising events as we had hoped for, and this has had a massive impact on our budget.
“Now that things are getting back to normal, we’ve recently held a clothing sale and are in the process of organising a chocolate bingo evening, Easter egg hunt and film night.
“Future events will also include a Christmas raffle and disco, but we need the funding now to give these children the best possible education.”
Nadine O'Dowd, sales director at Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Sale & Davys School PTA with our Community Champions donation this month.
“Books can really help the development of children from an early age, especially when it comes to understanding basic language skills and expanding vocabularies.
“We really wanted to get involved because we feel that local children have suffered enough with Covid restrictions over the last couple of years so hopefully this donation will put some big smiles on faces.”