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Timber frame business announces cash donations for two Birmingham charities

16 November 2016

Space4, Persimmon Homes’ timber frame business based in Birmingham, has announced the two charities which will both receive a donation as part of the company’s Community Champions programme.

Cruse Bereavement Care Birmingham will receive £880 and Changing Faces will get £750.

The donations are part of Persimmon’s Community Champions programme. The initiative sees every one of Persimmon’s businesses give away up to £2000 every month for the next year. Together, the businesses aim to give away £750,000 to good causes.

Amelia McCann, Persimmon’s community and social engagement manager, visited Cruse to hand over the money. She said: “The Persimmon Community Champions programme is our way of giving something back to the communities in which we work. Our aim is to collectively donate around £50,000 every month to groups and charities which have proved their own fund-raising credentials.

“In the case of Cruse, the money is going towards a new element of family therapy in which the charity will rent an allotment and families and volunteers will come together to tend it.”

Lesley Hales, from Cruse Bereavement Care, said: “Evidence shows that engaging positively with the cycles of nature improves well-being and can help family members come to terms with their bereavement. The donation from Space4 will directly impact on the project and assist us with helping more people.”

Changing Faces is a volunteer skin camouflage service for vulnerable people in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The group will use the money donated to help towards training, managing volunteers and cover-cream kits.

Charities and groups in the West Midlands can apply for funding from Space4 by visiting the Persimmon Community Champions website. Space4 aims to give away two grants of up to £1000 each every month.

Space4 employs 200 people at its Castle Bromwich factory, making timber frames for Persimmon’s new homes in England, Wales and Scotland.

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