A Swindon charity who give support to people suffering from chronic neurological conditions is to benefit from a cash boost gifted by one regional builder.
The Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Wessex to carry on its important work to help those suffering from MS to maintain fulfilling lives.
The donation comes as part of the housebuilder’s Community Champions scheme, which will see a pot of £24,000 given out to local good causes over the next 12 months throughout the region.
Sonya Dykes-Brown, centre manager for The Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis, said: “We are delighted that Persimmon Homes Wessex have chosen to support us. The £1,000 will be hugely appreciated by over 500 people including those living with a range of neurological conditions and children with learning difficulties.”
“This donation will be used to further our work and achieve our goals. We are hugely grateful to Persimmon for this generous donation.”
Pauline Fletcher, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Wessex, said the community initiative was a way of supporting people across every city, town and village where the company works.
She said: “We are confident this funding will make a huge difference to the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. The quality of the submissions we received were very high, so choosing the good causes to support was much harder than we expected.
“We now want to hear from more groups and charities as look to allocate more funding over the next month. All we ask is that the group or charity has already worked hard to raise money themselves, and we will then match this effort with funding of up to £1,000.”
Groups will be chosen every month to receive a match-funding donation with local community groups being encouraged to apply by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.
Photo caption: left to right, Tracey Gallacher, field sales manager for Persimmon Homes, alongside Sonya Dykes-Brown, centre manager fro The Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis.