Persimmon Homes Midlands awards £1k to regional organisations

A local football club and medical research charity are the latest recipients of a regional housebuilder’s funding scheme.

Oxfordshire football club Banbury United and medical charity Alfie’s Journey Fund have each been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Community Champions scheme.

Claire Davidson, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said:

“Our national match-funding programme seeks to support the hundreds of small local organisations making a real difference to their neighbourhoods.

“This month we are proud to support two worthy causes that are working hard to make a real difference to their communities, so they deserve our thanks and backing.”

Banbury United Football Club is a thriving community club which operates both male and female teams as well as disabled and junior clubs. The funding will aid the much-needed end of season pitch works.

Alfie’s Journey Fund is a project that raises awareness for Paediatric Brain Tumours as well as fundraising for vital research to help children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), highly aggressive and difficult treat tumours found in the brain stem.

The donation from Persimmon Homes will help to raise awareness of the condition and its signs and symptoms.

The national 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.

Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at persimmonhomes.com/charity