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Christmas comes early for carers' charity

Added on: 6th April, 2017 by Sarah_22646

Christmas comes early for carers' charity

Last Updated:
Thu, 6 April 2017

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Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes South East has handed over £885 to help a group that supports volunteer carers plan a special Christmas lunch.

Bexley Crossroads Care made a successful bid to the Persimmon Homes Community Champions fund towards hosting a Christmas lunch for 75 of its most isolated, older clients.
Darren Tobin, who made the successful application on behalf the charity based in Erith, said: “We deliver a diverse range of community based social care respite and befriending services to about 280 unpaid carers of disabled children, adults and older people across the London boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley and Lewisham.
“Our Christmas lunch, for approximately 75 of our most isolated older clients who may have no extended family and who use our befriending service throughout the year.
“The lunch gives them an opportunity to mix with other people and enjoy some fun activities, which in turn supports their continued wellbeing and health.
“Added to the money that has already been raised, this generous donation by Persimmon Homes South East means the event, which is held at the Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath, is fully funded for this year.”
Tom Wright, managing director of Persimmon South East, added: “We are pleased to be able to support Bexley Crossroads Care and their clients by helping to fund their Christmas lunch.
“The work of the charity to support people who selflessly devote their lives to caring for family members and who are largely unrecognised and unrewarded helps build strong and inclusive communities, which Persimmon Homes champions.

“It is a pleasure to be able to support the cause with this donation.”

He added: “Persimmon Homes South East has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it is always a difficult choice from so many worthy causes.

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

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