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South Midlands team gives £5,000 cash boost to Redditch Scout Group

07 July 2023

A group of Scouts from Redditch has secured a £5,000 donation from our South Midlands team, ensuring that members of the group can attend an annual teambuilding activity weekend for free.

11th Redditch Scout Group received the funding boost as part of our Community Champions initiative. The donation will go towards covering the cost of attendance for the whole group at Shirejam, a scouting event for those based in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Taking place on the second week in July, Shirejam gives scout groups across the region the opportunity to meet and take part in a range of activities – helping to develop their teamwork and interpersonal skills. Some of the activities available to the scout groups during this weekend include water zorbing, archery, inflatable assault courses, escape rooms and art classes.

Lesley Spencer at 11th Redditch Scout Group said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes and their kind donation of £5,000 via their Community Champions Fund. The support that Persimmon has given us will allow for our members and leaders to attend Shirejam with no cost to them, offering young people the chance to further their personal development, fun and adventure.”

Amanda Rogers, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to local community groups to boost their ongoing initiatives or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”

“We’re delighted to be able to offer this £5,000 donation to 11th Redditch Scout Group which will enable the group and its team to enjoy Shirejam for free. We hope they all have a great time.”

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