Tadcaster and Rural Community Interest Commpany have received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes.
The body was one of six local groups and charities across Yorkshire to have become the first to collectively receive £6,000 from the housebuilder as part of its year-long initiative to support local communities.
David Gluck, from Tadcaster and Rural Community Interest Company, said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon PLC. This donation will help raise the profile of our forthcoming Art Festival which will help promote work by local art students and artists.”
Persimmon spokesman Neil Francis, said: “We launched the Community Champions project in March and nationally received 782 nominations and have donated £48,510 in March to community groups.
“The quality of the submissions we received were very high so choosing good causes was much harder than we expected.”
The donation has kick-started Persimmon’s Community Champions project, which will see a pot of £750,000 donated to local groups and charities over the next 12 months from the company’s regional businesses, its York PLC office in Fulford and its timber-frame business in Birmingham.
Pictured at right rear is Neil Francis, Persimmon Group Company Secretary and Legal Director with Stacey Howard from Goole and District Lottery and David Gluck, Tadcaster and Rural Community Interest Company. Handing over the cheque to Charlotte Pickering from Viking FM Cash for Kids is Sales Director for Persimmon and Charles Church Homes, Kevin Thubron, cheering the event is Courage to Cat, maascot for Cash for Kids. Picture by Mike Cowling.