North London housebuilder donates £5,000 to charities nominated by staff
Kind-hearted staff at a North London housebuilder were delighted when they realised their fundraising efforts had reached £5,000, which they have now donated to three charities. Employees at Persimmon Homes North London, which has its head office in Maidenhead, raised the money by holding cake sales and dress-down days over a number of months. Employees voted for the charities they wanted to support with Pancreatic Cancer Action, Huntington’s Disease Association and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) chosen to receive donations. Karl Endersby, director-in-charge of Persimmon Homes North London, said: “I am proud of the fundraising efforts of our staff. They always support the cake sales and dress-down days and have steadily raised an impressive amount of money. “We asked people to nominate and vote for the charities and three were chosen. We now intend to continue fundraising and will select a charity every six months to receive a donation.” The monies raised were split equally between the three charities. Pancreatic Cancer Action focuses on the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer working with doctors, researchers and supporters to save lives. Huntington’s Disease Association offers support to anyone affected by Huntington’s disease, including providing specialist Huntington’s disease advisors who support people in their local communities. The remainder was donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), which funds Type 1 diabetes research. Karl, a keen cyclist, supports the charity as his youngest child suffers from the condition. Last year he raised more than £2,000 by taking part on the annual Ride London Surrey event. He joined thousands of riders to cover the 100-mile course.
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