Persimmon Homes

Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by Sarah Parker

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?

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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.


Trampoline club are jumping for joy

Authored by Mary

Trampoliners at a Plymouth club are jumping for joy after receiving a cash injection from a leading house builder.

The City of Plymouth Trampoline Club has received a £1,000 windfall from Persimmon Homes South West as part of its Community Champions project, which will see a pot of £24,000 being given to support local groups and charities over 12 months.

The club intends to use...

Cadets hit the bullseye with cash injection

Authored by Mary

Air Cadets in Devon have hit the bullseye by securing cash to buy new archery equipment.

The 339 Squadron Air Cadets, based in Ivybridge, have been granted £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South West.

The donation from the region’s leading house builder comes as part of its Community Champions project, which will see a pot of £24,000 being given to support local groups and charities...

Former Wren joins Persimmon Homes

Authored by Mary

A former Royal Navy Wren has become the latest new recruit to jump on board with the region’s leading house builder.

Charlotte Donaldson, who spent four-and-a-half years in the Navy, has been appointed sales negotiator at Persimmon Homes South West and will be based at the builder’s Palmerston Heights development in Plymouth.

It’s a change of direction for Charlotte from...

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