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Cash boost for local good causes

Added on: 18th October, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Cash boost for local good causes

Last Updated:
Wed, 18 October 2017

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Two regional organisations that enhance the lives of local people across the South Coast are the latest good causes to receive a helping hand from a leading housebuilder.

Blandford Forum PCC and Chichester-based PACSO have each received donations as part of the Persimmon Homes South Coast Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding initiative seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Matt Paine, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: ďAs a company we are committed to supporting the communities in which we are building, and the Community Champions scheme is just one way in which we do that.

ďWe are delighted to help these two great causes, which make a massive impact in their respective communities.Ē

St Peterís and St Paulís Church, the parish church of Blandford Forum, has been at the heart of the town and community since the 18th century.

The Blandford Forum PCC are raising funds towards the improvement of the churchís main west entrance, allowing easier access for the disabled and those with a pushchair or walking aid. A £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will contribute towards the churchís £33,000 fundraising target.

Chichester-based charity PACSO (Parents and Carers Support Organisation) supports children with disabilities and their families across West Sussex. The organisation works with families to help their child reach their full potential as well as offering a range of respite activities and fun events.

The match-funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the cost of the groupís Christmas play days and party. These events will allow children and young people the opportunity to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

Persimmon Homes South Coast has new homes developments across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

To find out more visit www.persimmonhomes.com

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