Blook Bikes charity also supported
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A Diss-based project supporting people in East Anglia will benefit from vital funding from a regional housebuilder.
The Heart & Art Community Hub at Diss Corn Hall has been selected as the latest Persimmon Homes Suffolk Community Champions.
The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.
Simon Wood, director in charge at Persimmon Homes Suffolk said: “As a rural region, volunteer organisations and community facilities deliver essential social services for local people and this month’s chosen cause is a very worthy charity.
“Diss Corn Hall provides a focal point for arts and entertainment in the town. The Heart & Art project aims to offer a range of Arts Award Programme qualifications to support people aged under 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders. We very much look forward to seeing how £500 of Community Champions funding can be put to good use to help inspire a new generation of artists and designers.”
Anyone interested in accessing the Arts Award Programme can find out more at www.thecornhall.co.uk/learning/arts-award/
Also receiving support from Persimmon is SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire which provides an essential service to local NHS hospitals by transporting blood products, samples and donated breast milk.
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Staffed by volunteers, the Blood Bikes charity has carried out more than 6,000 tasks which is estimated to save the NHS more than £385,000.
A £1,000 grant from Persimmon Homes Suffolk will be used to purchase hi-vis jackets and safety equipment for the SERV volunteers.
To find out more visit www.serv.org.uk