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Added on: 15th January, 2018 by Natalie_26298


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Mon, 15 January 2018

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Two regional good causes have received generous donations as part of a national housebuilder’s funding boost.

Active Impact and Home-Start based in Stonehouse, Gloucester, have each been selected to receive £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Severn Valley Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding programme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.

Carly Spear, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “The Community Champions scheme was set up to help groups and charities that make a real difference to the lives of local people in the areas that we build.

“This month we are thrilled to be supporting two worthy causes, who are working hard to improve the quality of life for people in the community.”

Active Impact provides inclusive arts and leisure events offering short breaks for families with disabled children. Events aim to break down barriers and offer opportunities for friendship by bringing together small groups of disabled young people aged between five and 25 years to experience challenging and fun activities alongside their non-disabled peers.

The group is always seeking new funding to develop its work in the region. A £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes will help towards event running costs.

Home-Start Stroud District is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with children under the age of five. Last year alone it supported over 100 families and 248 children, and it trained approximately 12 volunteers every year. The charity provides a helping hand to families, offering support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

Persimmon’s donation will go towards providing fundamental first aid training for the charity’s valued volunteers.

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

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 Severn Valley operates new homes developments across Gloucestershire, Bristol and Cheltenham.

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