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Local developer supports Newton Abbot BMX club

A local housebuilder with a significant presence in Teignbridge has given its support to a BMX club in Newton Abbot.

Persimmon Homes South West handed over the £1,000 cheque to Decoy BMX at its track in Decoy Country Park last month, with funds going towards new equipment for its young members.

Decoy BMX club is a non-profit, volunteer-run club, built in 1998. The track is...

Plymouth hospice gets developer donation

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is the latest winner of a local developer’s Community Champions scheme.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon handed over the £1,000 cheque to the charity that provides specialist advice and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses, alongside local councillors Rebecca Smith and Kathy Watkin.

For over 40 years, St Luke’s has...

Local developer supports student efforts to make city life safer

The housebuilder behind Plymouth’s Palmerston Heights and Saltram Meadows developments have donated significant funds to the city’s student-run night patrol team.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon presented Plymouth Night Patrol with their £2,500 cheque on Union Street in the city centre as they began their work on Wednesday (13th).

The award-winning and life-saving...

Financial boost for Newton Abbot Museum

A local housebuilder in Newton Abbot has committed £2,000 to the local museum in a show of commitment to the town.

Persimmon Homes South West made the donation as part of its Community Champions scheme which seeks to leave a positive and lasting legacy in the areas in which it builds. In attendance at the cheque presentation, which was held at the Museum, was Mayor David Corney-...

Local developers cause a splash with donation

A South-West housebuilder has committed its support to a local youth club dedicated to training the next generation of competitive swimmers.

Dawlish Swimming Club, founded in 1865, received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions scheme earlier this month.

The club, currently based at Trinity School in Teignmouth as part of a joint venture post-pandemic...

South West developer visits North Devon College

Persimmon Homes has been inspiring the next generation of builders in at Petroc College.

Regional Apprenticeships Manager Andy Wallis gave a talk to T-Level students at the college in North Devon on how the five-star housebuilder are employing new construction techniques and changes that are happening in the sector.

Andy also spoke about Persimmon’s multi-million pound...

Local housebuilder delivers week-long training to Plymouth college

Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon were delighted to recently support a work experience week at Eggbuckland Community College.

Persimmon worked with the College to coordinate a programme of activities that would give around 20 students an experience of the construction sector and some of the roles that are involved in the industry.

The week started with an introduction...

Housebuilder delivers construction talk to pupils

Pupils from Caradon Academy enjoyed a visit from a leading housebuilding company to learn about the construction industry last week.

Persimmon Homes’ Andrew Wallis delivered a talk where students learnt about the different trades and jobs that are involved in the construction industry and how they work together to bring about housing projects across the UK.

They had an...

College students win work experience opportunity at local housebuilder

A leading South-West housing developer has welcomed two college students for a week’s work experience to understand what it will be like to work in the construction industry.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon hosted Malia Daykin and Gabriel Ridley at their office in Plymouth.

Malia attends Ivybridge Community College and approached Persimmon at a careers fair. She...

Okehampton school secures funding boost

A school in Okehampton has secured a funding boost from a leading local housebuilder.

St James CofE Primary School has been selected as a Community Champion by Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon and has received a £1,000 boost, which will go towards the school’s fundraising for a new adventure playground.

The housebuilder’s Community Champions scheme donates up to £...