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Persimmon Homes East Midlands donates to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

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A hospice is to receive a £1,000 donation from a regional housebuilder’s charity initiative.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe has been awarded funds by Persimmon Homes East Midlands from its Community Champions scheme.

Amy Hall, community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: “Our charity is here to help people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe (52723701)
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe (52723701)

"Our doctors, nurses and staff give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

“This includes palliative care in our specialist inpatient unit and in people’s homes, bereavement support, as well as a virtual day services programme supporting people living with neurological conditions and dementia.

"Thank you so much to the team at Persimmon Homes for their kind support - these funds will enable us to continue to provide our care to people in and around Peterborough when it really matters.”

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in the area. It provides care and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

Nick Phillips, director in charge at Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “When we established the Community Champions scheme, the idea behind it was to support charities and good causes such as this and to make a positive impact on our local communities.

“The work of the Sue Ryder charity and Thorpe Hall Hospice is of vital importance to the people in our region and we are delighted to be able to provide some financial support from the Community Champions scheme and we know it will be money well spent.”

Each month the Peterborough-based builder donates up to £2,000 to community groups across the region.

This also happens across Persimmon’s other 31 operating areas, meaning up to £64,000 is dished out every single month, a total of £768,000 a year.

Nick added: “Any group or organisation working to support their local community should take a few minutes to visit the Persimmon Homes website and apply as they could very easily become our next Community Champion.”

For more information or to apply for Community Champions funding visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.

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