Guides’ £1k jamboree help

The 3rd Rothwell Guides have thanked Persimmon Homes Midlands for helping to fund the groups trip to the international jamboree.
The 3rd Rothwell Guides have thanked Persimmon Homes Midlands for helping to fund the groups trip to the international jamboree.

Two organisations have thanked a developer which gave them grants of £1,000 each to continue their good work in the community.

The 3rd Rothwell Guides and the county’s branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind were each given the money by Persimmon Homes, through the developer’s Community Champions scheme.

The 3rd Rothwell Guides has 20 young members, including a new lone Guide unit for girls who are unable to attend weekly meetings due to health conditions, family circumstances, financial difficulties and problems with transport.

Persimmon’s funding will help to fund the group’s trip to an international Scout and Guide jamboree in 2017, providing travel and medical specialist equipment.

Claire Davidson, of Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Both projects work hard to improve their communities, so they deserve our thanks.”