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Added on: 22nd December, 2016 by Caroline_9383
Two worthy organisations which work to improve the lives of local people have been selected to receive a funding boost from a leading housebuilder.
Blackpool Music School and fundraising for Breast Cancer Care have each been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Lancashire Community Champions Scheme.
The national match-funding programme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.
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 the fundraising efforts of two worthwhile causes. When ordinary people are giving up their time to improve their communities, they deserve our thanks and backing.”
Blackpool Music School provides the community with the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument at minimal cost. Formed in 2006 the school currently provides music tuition to over 90 individuals, as well as musical entertainment inside its coffee shop.
A £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will enable the school to build an additional room to allow improved course offering as well as a ‘rock school’ for children in Blackpool.
Local fundraiser Hazel Clarke has to date raised more than £20,000 for Breast Cancer Care after her friend was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.
Hazel has already held successful fundraising events in the area including afternoon tea and a triathlon event. Her next event is a ladies v men football tournament and will complete a gruelling ten day altitude hike in Peru next March.
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for 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 Lancashire operates new homes developments throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.
To find out more visit www.persimmonhomes.com