Added on: 13th July, 2017 by Caroline_9383
Two community centres providing much-needed services to local people have been given a cash boost thanks to a regional builder.
The Crownway Community Centre, in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, and Shrewsbury House Youth and Community Centre, which supports people living in the inner city of Liverpool, will both receive a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes North West.
The builder chose to support the two organisations through its Community Champions scheme, which provides match-funded donations to two groups every month.
Craig Fryer, spokesman for Crownway Community Centre, said the money would go towards funding a new programme aimed at men aged over 60, who are socially isolated and inactive due to an array of physical, emotional and lifestyle factors.
He said the centre had secured funding towards a weekly Gentleman’s Lunch as well as equipment for an afternoon recreational activity. He added: “We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough for their support. The money will go towards increasing the hours of our part-time café assistant. This role will be essential in furthering the vision and outcomes of our project. We are confident that offering a traditional ‘male space’ will encourage greater involvement.”
Dave Brereton, spokesman for Shrewsbury House, thanked Persimmon Homes for their donation, saying the money would help further the work of the community centre, which was established 114 years ago.
“We operate on the same values today as when it was formed, and support local people who live in the inner city,” he added.
“Many of our team are local people who know the families we work with and understand the issues affecting the community we serve.
“Due to local regeneration in the area, new homes have led to a high increase in service users. This demand means we need to recruit new sessional workers to boost our team. We have a major fundraising drive under way and are grateful for Persimmon Homes’ support.”
Dave Hodgson, sales and marketing director of Persimmon Homes North West, said: “We are pleased to support these two very worthy causes which are both so important to their local communities. Both organisations are clearly committed to their work and passionate about supporting people in the local area.”
For more information and to apply for the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme please visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity