Two good causes in Gorleston and Great Yarmouth share in funding pot handout thanks to house builder

Gorleston Makes Music Grand Final. The competition has benefited from a cash handout.

Gorleston Makes Music Grand Final. The competition has benefited from a cash handout. - Credit: Nick Butcher

An annual music competition and a charity supporting disabled people are the latest good causes to receive a national house builder's community funding.

The Rotary Club's Gorleston Makes Music and REMAP have each received donations of £100 and £1000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Anglia Community Champions scheme.

Andrew Fuller, managing director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: 'The Community Champions scheme was devised to help small local charities and groups.

'This month we are delighted to be helping two worthwhile causes.

'Both are a valued and vital part of their communities, and for that reason we are more than happy to be supporting these organisations.'

Gorleston Makes Music is an annual music competition run by the Gorleston Rotary Club, open to local amateur musicians, bands or choirs of any age and genre, with auditions taking place in July.

The match funding donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards running costs for the finals in August at the Gorleston bandstand.

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REMAP is a national charity that works through local groups of skilled volunteers.

It helps disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs.

The charity is heavily dependent on public donations to continue its vital work within the community.

The £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will help towards the charity's £6,000 annual running costs.

Under the scheme groups and charities bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

To apply visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.

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