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Health causes benefit from housebuilder cash

A leading regional housebuilder has pledged to support two vital health causes.

East Coast Hospice and Prostate Cancer UK will each benefit from £1,000 of funding through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme.

The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Andrew Fuller, managing director at Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “Serious health problems can affect any one of us – or our families – so these organisations that support people in need fully deserve our help. We are honoured to be able to donate £1,000 to each of the vital causes.”

East Coast Hospice is an independent local charity raising funds to build a palliative care facility for people in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area. Their vision is to create a ten-bed specialist inpatient and day care facility in rural countryside, providing a haven for patients and their families. Anyone interested in supporting the project can find out more at

A team of volunteers from Bateman Groundworks is set to tackle the 2018 Keyline Rally in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The East Anglian group will tackle the 2020 mile rally from the Keyline Builders Merchants head office in Northamptonshire through the French Alps to Monaco and return via Dijon. Their fundraising target is £10,000 and anyone who would like to sponsor them can donate via

Community groups, charities and good causes across the country 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.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Caroline Garbett .

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