Swindon’s Down’s Syndrome Group wins £1,000 cash injection

By Jamie Hill - 16 July 2019

Charity

A charity in Swindon that supports young people with Down’s syndrome has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes.

Swindon’s Down’s Syndrome Group received the donation from Persimmon Homes Wessex as part of its nationwide Building Futures scheme.

The group will use the windfall to fund a 12-week drama project for 17 young individuals. The project will consist of a weekly session, and a performance in front of an audience at the end.

Kim West, chair of the group, said: “We are a parent-led charity supporting people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers. It’s donations like this that allow us to provide activities, such as our drama project.

“The project itself will help to promote self-esteem, confidence, communication and social skills for our young people.

“We are all very grateful for Persimmon’s support.”

Pauline Fletcher, sales and marketing director at Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “We strongly believe in supporting the communities where we build, and are delighted to support Swindon’s Down’s Syndrome Group and the vital services they provide to the local community.

“We wish them the very best of luck in their drama project and show.”

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