Funding boost for
2 regional organisations are
celebrating after being selected to receive community funding. St Anne's
Kite Festival and Only Foals and Horses are the latest recipients of
Persimmon Homes Lancashire's Community Champions donations. The year-long
scheme provides 2 grants of up to £1,000 each month to local groups which
enhance their neighbourhoods.
Diane Finch, sales director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said:- "As
a company we are committed to supporting the small charities, clubs and
organisations that operate near to our new homes developments. When ordinary
people are giving up their time to improve their communities, they deserve
our thanks and our backing."
St Anne's Kite Festival is a free family weekend which aims to bring
together young and old. Held on the beach at Lytham St Anne's, the festival
includes free kite making workshops for children and entertainment from
Planning is already well under way for 2016's festival and more information
can be found
Only Foals and Horse is an Oswaldtwistle based charity offering a safe
refuge for more than 100 horses, ponies and donkeys. The organisation
rescues animals at risk of mistreatment or neglect, rehabilitates the sick
and provides very old and lame horses with a comfortable retirement.
The charity is heavily dependent on public donations and Persimmon's funding
will be used to increase awareness of its services and fundraising
campaigns. Information on how to support Only Foals and Horses can be found
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited
thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for
funding by completing a simple
The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a
£750,000 national fund, with 2 donations of up to £1,000 being made locally
Persimmon Homes Lancashire operates new homes developments throughout
Lancashire and Cumbria.