Big money boost for town projects

Anglia in Bloom’s Brian Thornton, Sue Hacon and George Dawson receive a Community Champions donation

Anglia in Bloom’s Brian Thornton, Sue Hacon and George Dawson receive a Community Champions donation from Jordan Knell, sales manager for Persimmon Homes Anglia. - Credit: Archant

Two regional organisations with strong Lowestoft links have been awarded charity funding from a leading housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a Community Champions cheque to repr

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a Community Champions cheque to representatives from Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

Anglia in Bloom and the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft have each been selected to receive donations through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme.

Andrew Fuller, managing director of Persimmon Homes Anglia – which has developments throughout Suffolk and Norfolk – said: 'Each month two charities, clubs or groups are selected to receive match-funding donations of up to £1,000 to help local communities where we are building.

'This month's two causes demonstrate the vital roles of volunteers within the community, and we are proud to support both projects.'

Anglia in Bloom helps volunteer teams across the region to help improve their area, making it a better place to live, work and to attract visitors. Planning is already well under way for the annual Anglia in Bloom event for 2016 and for more information visit www.angliainbloom.co.uk

The Seagull Theatre is a Lowestoft-based community company that hosts talented performers and provides the arts to the local community.

The company has three studios, which host groups and school activities as well as daily performances including dance and book clubs.

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An £800 donation from Persimmon Homes will help provide new computer systems allowing the theatre to offer a professional service to its customers whilst providing a central meeting hub for the community.

The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves. Nationwide the company will donate a total of £750,000.

For more information or to nominate a worthy cause visit www.perismmonhomes.com/charity

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