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Mental health support charity to receive funding boost

A mental health charity based in Exmouth in Devon is receiving a £1,000 funding boost thanks to regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes South West.

Heads Up Mental Health Awareness CIC applied for the donation from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, which was created to financially assist regional charities, organisations and good causes.

Paula Baker from Heads Up...

Adoption charity awarded share of £1m giveaway for under 18s

A voluntary adoption agency specialising in placing children with loving families in the South West, has been awarded £1,000 from a UK regional housebuilder.

Families For Children, based in Devon, successfully applied for the funding through Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme, which supports organisations working specifically with the under-18s.

The charity works with...

Three charities win share of £1 million giveaway

Three regional charities have been awarded a share of a £1 million fund supporting under-18s as a part of the hugely successful Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign.

Exim Dance Company represented the education & arts category for Persimmon Homes South West, Barnstaple Youth Ability Football Club sport, and Children and Families in Grief health, and were among the 96...

Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

A leading housebuilder which has donated more than £300,000 to groups supporting people over 70 during the pandemic is re-opening its charity fund to all groups.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions in 2015 with a view to helping a wide range of community causes such as village halls, sports clubs, friendship groups and foodbanks across the region with two...

Community donations will now help groups working with the over-70s

A housebuilder which has given monthly donations to community groups for the past five years has announced that the scheme is to solely help the over-70s for the foreseeable future.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions with a view to helping community groups, charities and good causes across Somerset, Devon and Dorset with two donations of up to £1,000 made locally...

Search and rescue team backed by housebuilder

A search and rescue team on Dartmoor which is looking to upgrade its training facilities has received the backing of a Cornwall housebuilder.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Tavistock) has been granted a cash influx of £1,000 by leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes Cornwall.

The group plans to invest in an overhead projector for training workshops which include navigation and...

City kids to be sent to the farm

Children from inner city Plymouth will spend an educational week on a farm thanks to a donation from a leading housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall has gifted £1,000 to Millfields Inspired through its Community Champions scheme.

Millfields Inspired is a charity which works with young people and their families from the Stonehouse area of Plymouth.

The charity aims to...

Outside play space for Plymouth academy

An academy in Plymouth is set to purchase new outside play space for its children thanks to a donation from a leading UK housebuilder.

St Matthew’s Academy, which is based off Peregrine Road in the city, has been chosen to receive £1,000 as one of Persimmon Homes Cornwall’s Community Champions, a scheme which rewards those that do valuable work in the community.

The school...

Is this the shortest commute in Plymouth?

Most people are only too pleased to get as far away from work as possible after a tough eight hour day.

But not property saleswoman Liz Anning, who loved the houses she was selling so much that she bought one for herself.

Now 40-year-old Liz is benefiting from one of the shortest ‘commutes’ in the south west – a journey which takes less than two minutes door-to-door.


Builder gives schoolchildren taste for the outdoors

Children at a school in Plymouth will be given lessons in growing vegetables and improving the ecology thanks to a donation from a leading house builder.

Pilgrim Primary School has bagged a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes South West to improve outdoor learning for the pupils.

The school is hoping to buy polytunnels to grow vegetables, a water butt and a composter.