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13th Aug, 2022

Vote now to boost Redditch Swimming Club's chance of winning a share of £1m fund

Liam Moakes 10th Aug, 2020 Updated: 10th Aug, 2020

REDDITCH Swimming Club is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1m pot supporting under 18s nationwide – but first it needs online votes to win.

Online voting opened on July 27 and will close at midnight on September 18. To support Redditch Swimming Club, visit

You can vote once every 24 hours, so voting daily will give the club a greater chance of winning more funding during these unprecedented times and help the future of swimming in Redditch.

Men’s club captain Paul Wilkes, representing Redditch Swimming Club, said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.”

Redditch Swimming Club aims to inspire swimmers at all levels and ages to reach their full potential, while promoting a culture of respect.

A top prize would allow the club to invest in a range of training equipment and provide the funds to support, organise and partake in specialised training camps.

The addition of such kit would help members enormously during their workouts and also benefit the development of the younger swimmers.

Wilkes added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to and select Redditch Swimming Club and vote for us. We would really appreciate everyone’s support.”

Persimmon Homes South Midlands is backing Redditch Swimming Club to be a prize-winner at a gala dinner in October, when cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.

Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education and arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Commission enlisted the help of athletes Jason Kenny and Laviai Nielsen to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.

One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

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