Joy as Scouts receive bumper £1,000 grant from Persimmon - The Redditch Standard
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16th Aug, 2022

Joy as Scouts receive bumper £1,000 grant from Persimmon

SCOUTS, cubs and beavers from a Redditch troop will be wrapped up for outdoor adventures thanks to a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

The 1st Astwood Bank Scouts youth members and volunteers were gifted the funds to provide branded hoodies after applying to Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions initiative.

Sally Payne, who made the successful application, explained: “We are proud of our Scout uniforms but they aren’t always practical for activities such as fire lighting, hiking, litter picking and practising survival skills.

“We would love to provide adult volunteers and youth members with an informal ‘uniform’ that will keep us warm over the winter months.

“We are proud to be Scouts, and an informal uniform would help us seen in our community helping young people develop skills for life. We are grateful to Persimmon Homes South Midlands for helping make this happen.”

Persimmon Homes South Midlands launched Community Champions with a view to helping community groups, charities and good causes across the region with two donations of up to £1,000 made locally every month.

Each month the Studley-based builder donates up to £2,000 to community groups across the region.

For more information or to apply for Community Champions funding

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