Anti-bullying charity receives £1,000 donation from house-building company to support families in Northamptonshire

The Kidscape Parent Advice Line helps to support children and families affected by bullying

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:48 pm

An bullying prevention charity has received a £1,000 funding boost from Persimmon Homes to support families in Northamptonshire.

The charity, Kidscape, was founded in 1985 to support children and families impacted by bullying. Kidscape set up their parent advice line in 2016 to provide ongoing support to families accessing bullying awareness and resilience workshops.

Sales director for Persimmon Homes Midlands, Claire Dearsley, said: "All charities have been impacted by the pandemic, with increased demand for services at the same time as many normal fundraising activities are impossible to organise.

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Kidscape received a £1,000 donation that will help to support their parent advice line.

"Kidscape is a well-respected charity, supporting young people across our region, so we are proud to help with this Community Champions donation.”

The Kidscape Parent Advice Line was selected to benefit from Persimmon's Community Champions scheme, which sees two donations up of to £1,000 donated every month to support local good causes.

The advice line is the only one entirely dedicated to parents and carers, who have concerns about child bullying. The Kidscape Parent Advice Line provided support to 165 families from 2019 to 2020.

Claire Dearsley continued: "We look forward to receiving many more community champions applications from groups who are making a real difference to the lives of local people.”

The online application form for the Persimmon's Community Champions scheme can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.