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Million Pounds Giveaway Goes Swimmingly

Persimmon Homes, with the support of Team GB, has given away over £1 million in 2020 to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland. 96 organisations got through to the final stage of its Building Futures competition in a nationwide celebration of the groups that work to support youngsters aged under 18 across sport, health and education and arts.

Each of Persimmon Homes' regional businesses had selected three finalists to compete in an online public vote. Thank you to everyone who voted for their Building Futures 2020 winners.

The winners were announced during a virtual event on 6 October 2020, presented by Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, chair of UK Sport and Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, alongside Persimmon Homes Group CEO Dean Finch. The final was watched by around 1,500 people.

Northampton Swimming Club for sport, Ringsfield Hall Eco Activity Centre, for education & arts and The Children's Hospital Charity for health won the most votes in their categories and were awarded £100,000.

North Music Trust, for education & arts; Little Hearts Matter for health and KD Gymnastics for sport were each awarded £50,000 as second place winners.

Refugee Action, for education & arts; Derian House Children's Hospice for health and Afan Lido Ladies & Girls FC for sport were each awarded £20,000 as third place winners.

The remaining finalists were awarded £5,000 each.

Here are the three £100,000 winners' stories:

Sport: Northampton Swimming Club


Education & Arts: Ringsfield Hall Eco Activity Centre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poaixX2yPVc

Health: The Children’s Hospital Charity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAiVAVkK60o

Persimmon Homes Group CEO Dean Finch said: “The Building Futures campaign gave the company an opportunity to recognize the incredible work that is undertaken nationwide to support young people, often by volunteers. During a year that has seen charities struggle as fundraising opportunities have been affected, it is clear that any prize made through the Building Futures scheme will be put to good use and make a difference to hundreds of young people’s lives. Now more than ever, we all need to work together to build a happy, healthy and successful future for the next generation.”


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Published
14.10.2020