Could your local charity project get £1,000 from the regional builder?

Geoff Stevens, chair of trustees at Pathways Care Farm in Lowestoft, with new arrival Amos the kid g

Geoff Stevens, chair of trustees at Pathways Care Farm in Lowestoft, with new arrival Amos the kid goat. - Credit: Archant

Community health funding from Persimmon Homes helps the Pathways Care Farm in Lowestoft

PHA community champions: cheque presentation
From left, Emma Dolman Matron for Children's Service

PHA community champions: cheque presentation From left, Emma Dolman Matron for Children's Services at NNUH , Mark Colman, Persimmon Homes technical director Simon Wood, Chris Hamlin, and Emma McKay NNUH Director of Nursing. - Credit: Archant

Two organisations which work to improve the lives of local people in the community have received grand support from a house builder.

Pathways Care Farm and fundraising for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have each been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding initiative aims to support local 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 set up to support charities and groups across the towns and villages where the company builds.

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting the fundraising efforts of two worthy groups, who are working hard to make a positive change to the lives of those in the community.”

Pathways Care Farm provides day care for vulnerable people living in Lowestoft, giving its members the opportunity to learn, re-build and grow through a range of hands-on farming activities.

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The care farm is a community facility, with a 13 acre site in north Lowestoft.

Local people can learn, re-build and grow through taking part in a range of hands-on farming actiivities,

The match-funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the farm’s refurbishment project, which will see better paths, new steps and handrails being installed for better accessibility.

Local fundraiser Chris Hamlin has to date raised more than £2,000 for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in aid of the support given to his son after being diagnosed with a Viral Induced Wheeze.

Chris will be taking part in a gruelling 1,000 mile sponsored bike ride, travelling from Norwich to London, Paris, Luxembourg City, Brussels and Amsterdam. Persimmon’s funding will help to provide much needed equipment for children with breathing difficulties.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match 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.

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