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Funding boost for community causes

Added on: 1st September, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Funding boost for community causes

Last Updated:
Fri, 1 September 2017

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A local scouts group and homeless kitchen are the latest Lancashire good causes to receive a helping hand from a leading housebuilder.

Centurion with Westgate Scout Group and Open Kitchen have each received donations as part of the Persimmon Homes Lancashire Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding initiative seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Diane Finch, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “As a company we are committed to supporting the small charities, clubs and organisations that operate near to our new homes developments.

“This month we are delighted to be supporting two worthy causes who both display all the qualities that make the perfect community champion.”
Centurion with Westgate Scout Group offers a range of fun and team building activities for its members to take part in. The group, which is based in Heysham, welcomes boys and girls from the age of six onwards.

The club has held its own successful fundraising activities, and the £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes will contribute towards the much needed refurbishment of the club’s scout hut, which was built in 1974.

Open Kitchen is a weekly service which provides meals for vulnerable families across Chorley. The kitchen also supports local families by providing them with toiletries and day-to-day needs.

The group is heavily dependent on public donations, and the match-funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help the group continue its vital work within the community.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at

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 Lancashire has new homes developments across Lancashire and Cumbria.

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