Northamptonshire housebuilder raises £2,500 to help fund vital therapeutic services for local children

"We are proud to make this donation to a very worthy organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of children and families in our area."

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 3:14 pm

Staff at a Northamptonshire housebuilder have raised £2,500 to fund therapy for local children who have experienced trauma.

Employees based at the Persimmon Homes regional headquarters at Waterside Way focused on fundraising for the KidsAid Foundation through cake sales, dress down days and office raffles.

Regional divisional director (Central), Simon McDonald, said: “Every year our team selects a local charity to benefit from staff fundraising. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, with many of our office-based employees working from home, we made a real effort to maintain regular charity activities.

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Persimmon Homes regional divisional director, Simon McDonald and sales director, Claire Dearsley with Tessa Taylor from the KidsAid Foundation

“We are proud to make this donation to a very worthy organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of children and families in our area.

“We have also pledged to help the charity refurbish their new premises at The Grosvenor Centre, ensuring they have the space needed to continue to deliver their vital services.”

KidsAid offers a range of psychotherapies - including play, art, drama and dance movement therapy - to support children and young people who have experienced trauma and help them to lead healthier, happier lives. They also provide practical support and counselling to parents.

Spokeswoman for KidsAid, Tessa Taylor, said: “KidsAid would like to express their grateful thanks to Persimmon Homes for their generous donation. This support will make a considerable difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Northamptonshire and will help victims to overcome their trauma, build resilience and progress into adulthood with improved emotional wellbeing and an increased chance of a positive future.”

Persimmon Homes Midlands also makes two donations of up to £1,000 every month to schools, clubs, charities and voluntary groups through its Community Champions scheme. More information and the simple application form can be found on their website at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.

Visit the KidsAid charity website for more information about their work