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Wessex region supports training and employment opportunities for young people with disabilities

17 August 2022

A charity in Wiltshire, which provides training and employment opportunities for young people with disabilities, has been handed a cash boost from a local housebuilder.

Fairfield Farm Trust, based on a 26-acre farm site in Dilton Marsh, has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Wessex.

The donation comes through our long-running Community Champions campaign. Each month, the housebuilder donates up to £64,000 to good causes across Great Britain.

Commenting on the donation, Helen Beer, Senior Business Manager at Fairfield Farm Trust, said:

“We are delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes.

“Our charity – Fairfield Farm Trust – incorporates Fairfield College, Weavers Pub in Dilton Marsh and Hope Nature Centre in Southwick.

“We offer residential, day and weekend opportunities, and have recently introduced a ‘Living Well Service’ to support young adults to live lives without barriers in their chosen community.

“We are looking to extend our services into different areas, creating community circles and activities chosen by the young people themselves, and we are raising money to set up and run groups and to fund activities.

“This money will make a huge difference.”

Congratulating Fairfield Farm Trust, Pauline Fletcher, Sales and Marketing Director at Wessex, said:

“We’re pleased to be able to support Fairfield Farm Trust, which does fantastic work with young people in the area.

“This charity offers a stepping stone into employment for many of the people who use the services and it’s a privilege to be involved.

“It’s another example of Wessex supporting the communities in which we are building.”

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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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