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Grimethorpe group backed with grand donation

Added on: 6th March, 2019 by Ross_24465

Grimethorpe group backed with grand donation

Last Updated:
Wed, 6 March 2019

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A Grimethorpe charity that helps develop young people in South Yorkshire has received a donation from a leading regional housebuilder.

Grimethorpe Activity Zone has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, with the donation going towards a summer school holiday activities programme in July.

The donation comes courtesy of the housebuilder’s Community Champions scheme, which gives away up to £2,000 to two charities each month.

From advice with careers and homework, to an out of school club and free food, Grimethorpe Activity Zone is at the heart of the community for youngsters in the region.

David McArdle, from the group, said: “Our aim is to provide services to help young people be more active and have a safe place to socialise.

“We also have a project that recruits young volunteers to help run their activities and have started a women’s support group recently.

“This donation from Persimmon Homes will really help. During our school holiday programme we want to deliver 16, two-hour sessions and expect to work with around 50-60 young people aged from eight to 16. The sessions will include arts and crafts, games, competitions and music and dance.”

Alastair Hart, head of sales for Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, said: “Grimethorpe Activity Zone is a great facility for young people in Barnsley. We hope their members will love the new school holiday activities.

“If people have been unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again. Hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

Persimmon Homes will also be giving away £1million through its brand new Building Futures competition. Good causes under the brackets of health, sport and education and the arts can find out more information here https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/

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