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Funding boost for Basingstoke good causes

Added on: 30th July, 2018 by Samantha_10597

Funding boost for Basingstoke good causes

Last Updated:
Mon, 30 July 2018

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Two more good causes in Basingstoke have each scooped much-needed funding from a leading housebuilder, demonstrating the breadth of community organisations being supported.

Stratfield and Hartley Wespall Cricket Club and Diabetes UK are the latest recipients of Community Champions awards from Persimmon Homes Thames Valley.

The national match-funding scheme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

Rachel Faulkner, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, said: “There are so many different voluntary groups helping to make life better for local people, so we are proud to be able to support organisations in our region. Both of these groups are thoroughly deserving of the Community Champions awards.”

Stratfield & Harley Wespall Cricket Club has received £600 to ‘see it over the line’ in its ambitious project for the professional installation of two-lane practice nets to accommodate fielding and training areas for seniors and juniors. The cost of the project was £43,000.

Brian Sandland, president of the club, said: “Thank you very much Persimmon Homes – your donation will enable us to begin preparation of the field prior to the installation of practice nets.”

Tracy Petty from Sandpiper Way, Basingstoke, has received £1,000 from Persimmon, in her bid to raise £4,000 for Diabetes UK.

Tracy said: “I am diabetic type 1 and am undertraining a high altitude trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. As such I have to take on extra training to be able to manage the trek and deal with having diabetes at high altitude. Thank you so much Persimmon Homes, this is fantastic news and a massive step towards my target and goal of helping people like me with diabetes.”

Community groups, charities and good causes across the country have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at

The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.

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