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Team GB athlete opens Market Harborough show home

05 March 2024

Team GB athlete opens Market Harborough show home

The show home on a new development in the popular town of Market Harborough has been officially opened by Team GB athlete, Sam Oldham.

The Hawthorns, off Northampton Road, will deliver up to 350 new homes to the area, supporting local housing needs with a portion of homes transferred to a housing association partner for rent and shared ownership. Along with the boost to local housing, the scheme will create new jobs as part of the construction and bring a range of community benefits.

The opening was marked by a visit from Team GB gymnast, Sam Oldham. Sam was part of the British men's team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning bronze in the team competition.

Claire Dearsley, Sales Director for Persimmon Homes Midlands said: “This is a hugely exciting development, and it was great to have Sam along for the opening of our new show home.  

The Hawthorns is providing a range of high-quality homes in Market Harborough, helping to address the need for new quality housing whilst at the same time making important contributions to local services and infrastructure.

“Persimmon Homes is proud to be an Official Partner of Team GB for Paris 2024. We celebrate the importance of home and understand the strong connection between the places where we put down roots, and the things we can go on to achieve. In the lead-up to Paris 2024, Team GB athletes are being invited to some of our show home openings across the country, to share their connections to the local area and inspire future generations.”

Commenting on the opening of the show home, Sam said: “It was amazing to be part of the Persimmon Homes show home opening event at The Hawthorns in Market Harborough on Saturday. I have first-hand experience of purchasing a new build home and was incredibly impressed with the attention to detail in the house. Whether you're buying your first home, next home or dream home strong foundations make a huge difference in your home life as they do in the world of sport. Persimmon's partnership with Team GB ahead of the Paris Olympics this summer demonstrates the companies understanding of the commitment it takes to produce Olympic level results.”

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At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. 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. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


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We're proud to be one of Team GB's official partners for Paris 2024. In the lead up to the Olympics we'll be posting lots of exciting content in partnership with Team GB, from athlete appearances to competitions and challenges.

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