26th Oct, 2020

Redditch charity Boomerang receives much-needed donation

Ross Crawford 21st Sep, 2020

REDDITCH charity Boomerang has received a much-needed donation from regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

Boomerang Re-use Centre has struggled during the Covid-19 crisis and welcomed the £1,000 boost from Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

The donation comes from Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme which from September 1, is once again supporting all groups and charities in the region with two donations of up to £1,000 available every month.

During the pandemic the fund had been re-directed to help those in the over-70s age group.

Boomerang, based in Hewell Road, Batchley, helps the local community by recycling furniture, fittings, and household items that people could not otherwise afford.

Alan Adamson from the charity said: “We struggle on a monthly basis to fund the project and Covid-19 is making our situation very much worse with reduced footfall, collections and deliveries.

“We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes South Midlands for its support and would welcome further donations from the public during these difficult times.

“Boomerang isn’t just about recycling. We provide voluntary opportunities for members of the community, including those with learning difficulties, students seeking work experience, retirees and the unemployed,” he added.

The housebuilder is currently building in Redditch at Meadow View, Burrington Close, and believes in supporting the communities where it builds.

Boomerang is open Monday to Friday (closed Tuesday) from 9am to 3.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1 pm.

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