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Bedfordshire good causes backed by housebuilder

Added on: 17th October, 2017 by Caroline_9383

Bedfordshire good causes backed by housebuilder

Last Updated:
Tue, 17 October 2017

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Two Bedfordshire organisations that enhance the lives of local people are the latest good causes to receive donations from a leading housebuilder.

The Luton branch of the British Red Cross and Greenleas School in Leighton Buzzard have each received £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Community Champions scheme.

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

Claire Dearsley, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Community Champions has handed over £1million to good causes across the UK and it’s great to see so many charities and community groups benefitting.

“We are delighted to present donations to the Luton branch of the British Red Cross and Greenleas School in Leighton Buzzard. Both organisations play vital roles within their respective communities and it’s easy to see how people benefit from the work that they do.”

British Red Cross provides free wheelchair hire for people with a disability or illness as well as other independent living aids.

A £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will enable the group to buy four wheelchairs and leg extenders for children. These much-needed wheelchairs will help children nursing an injury through a tough time.

Greenleas School is a local lower academy based in Leighton Buzzard, which welcomes children from two to nine years. The school provides outstanding teaching and learning to its students, and strives to remove barriers from learning so each child can reach their full potential.

The match funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the creation of accessible library space at its Derwent Road and Kestrel Way sites. This space will allow children the space to browse, sit and read books whilst developing a love for reading.

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

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 Midlands operates new homes developments across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

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