Persimmon Homes

Support for two Dundee good causes

16 May 2022

Two good causes in Dundee have successfully received funding from our North Scotland region.

The Food Train and Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids were both awarded £1,000 as part of Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme which supports grassroot groups and charities across the local area.

The Food Train, which has been supporting older people across Dundee and North Scotland since 1995 provides a range of services including grocery delivery, befriending and help at home.

Grant Simmons, regional manager at The Food Train, said: “Like many, fundraising has been a big challenge for us over the last two years with the pandemic limiting our ability to have and attend events like we would normally. For this reason, we are extremely grateful for the donation from Persimmon.

“We want to allow individuals to live at home independently for as long as they are able – so, the funding will help us with the associated costs for our five delivery vans as well as related costs to support our volunteers with uniforms, ID badges and transport costs.”

Also receiving £1,000 from Persimmon Homes North Scotland is local charity, Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids. The charity supports under privileged children from 0-18 who have suffered from neglect, living in poverty or with life limiting illnesses and disabilities. 

Carly Mackenzie, charity fundraising executive for Radio Tay’s, said: “We want to ensure all children have access to every day basic essentials such as beds, bedding, clothing and toiletries which donations like the one from Persimmon help us to achieve.

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Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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