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COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL CAUSES

Added on: 27th January, 2017 by Charlotte_29363

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL CAUSES

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Fri, 27 January 2017

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Two regional organisations are celebrating after being selected to receive community funding from a national housebuilder.

Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association and Caister on Sea Women’s Institute have each received donations as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.

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

Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “The Community Champions scheme was devised to help small local charities and groups. Both of these organisations display all the qualities that make the perfect Community Champion.

“This month we are delighted to be supporting the fundraising efforts of worthy causes, who both perform vital roles within their communities. For that they deserve our thanks and backing.”

Caister on Sea Women’s Institute encourages women in the community to enhance and improve their lives through education and public debate.

The institute has already held successful fundraising events including yard sales, fairs and coffee mornings. A £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes will help to support their Stronger Together project, which aims to provide a modern all-weather base for its 70 members as well as a venue for events.

Hethersett and the Meltons Sport Association is a local group set up to bring together sports clubs and organisations in the village to improve, enhance and promote sport, fitness and wellbeing within the community.

The association organises annual sporting events in the village, and the match funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help to support the cost of Hethersett Run the Square, an annual fun run which takes place in the village.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to 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 Anglia operates new homes developments across Norfolk and Suffolk.

To find out more visit www.persimmonhomes.com

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