Donation to help Shropshire initiative provide respite care

A Shropshire community group which offers creative arts to boost well-being is hoping to start a range of improvement works thanks to a donation from a regional builder.

Wyldwoods, a Community Interest Company, applied to Persimmon Homes West Midlands to become one of their monthly Community Champions.

The project was overjoyed when it was chosen to receive the money as it will go towards several projects, including decorating a workshop and providing a shower cubicle.

Broseley-based Wyldwoods CIC is the latest organisation to receive funding from the housebuilder. In total £24,000 will be donated by Persimmon Homes’ West Midlands region by March 2016. It is a slice of £750,000 that is being given away by the company nationally.

Stephanie Brett, spokeswoman for Wyldwoods, said:

“We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough for their support. Our organisation provides meaningful experiences for people from all walks of life.

“They can take part in a host of activities from creative arts and crafts to gardening, cooking and construction to help people’s mental health and physical well-being.”

The group has hosted its own fundraising events for the project raising £850, which will be match-funded by Persimmon Homes.

Tim Brickley, director in charge of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said:

“Wyldwoods clearly offers a much-needed service for Shropshire and we are more than happy to support them.

“Persimmon Homes West Midlands has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it is always a difficult choice from so many worthy causes.

“If people were unsuccessful last month, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next Community Champion.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity