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Added on: 21st May, 2018 by Natalie_26298


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Mon, 21 May 2018

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Youngsters in Hinckley are ready for summer camp following a donation from a leading North Midlands housebuilder.

1st Hinckley Girls Brigade has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes North Midlands as part of the housebuilder’s Community Champions initiative which match-funds local groups and charities.

Last week the group, for girls aged 5-18, went on a camping trip to Beaudesert Activity Centre, where they took part in team-building activities and exploring new experiences.

Jackie Hurst, from the group, said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes North Midlands for their kind donation – we had a fantastic camping trip.

“We didn’t want any of the girls to miss out on the camping opportunity and Persimmon’s donation meant they didn’t – the girls had a brilliant time.”

The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.

Nadine O’Dowd, sales director at Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We are proud to support the 1st Hinckley Girls Brigade and hope that they enjoy their camping trip.

“The group is a valuable part of the community and offers so much to its members and their families.

“Persimmon Homes North Midlands has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it is always quite a challenging to choose from so many worthwhile causes.

“If applicants were unsuccessful last month, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again, hopefully they will become our next Community Champion.”

To apply for Community Champions funding, visit

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