Great Yarmouth Lions and East Coast Hospice appeal celebrate Persimmon charity grants

Andrea King of East Coast Hospice receives £1,000 of Community Champions funding from Persimmon Home

Andrea King of East Coast Hospice receives £1,000 of Community Champions funding from Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller. Picture: Persimmon - Credit: Archant

A hospice appeal and Lions club in the Great Yarmouth area are the latest good causes to receive a helping hand from housebuilder Persimmon Homes Anglia.

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a cheque for £1,000 of Community Cha

Persimmon Homes Anglia managing director Andrew Fuller presents a cheque for £1,000 of Community Champions funding to Lyn Thomas-East, President of Great Yarmouth Lions Club. Picture: Persimmon - Credit: Archant

East Coast Hospice and Great Yarmouth Lions Club have each been selected to receive £1,000 as part of Persimmon Homes Anglia's Community Champions scheme.

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

The East Coast Hospice appeal are fundraising to build a ten-bed inpatient hospice with day-care and therapy facilities for people living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Great Yarmouth Lions Club is a network of volunteers who work together to support local good causes and projects across Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.


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Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: 'As a company we are committed to supporting the small charities, clubs and organisations that operate near to our new homes developments.

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'This month we are delighted to be supporting the fundraising efforts of two worthwhile causes, and we can see how important they are to their communities.'

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charityThe 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.

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