Housing developer donates £1k to a Clitheroe charity supporting the blind and partially sighted

A worthy Ribble Valley cause has been selected to receive £1,000 from a housebuilder’s funding scheme.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Braille IT was chosen by Persimmon Homes Lancashire as part of its Community Champions initiative, which supports local charities and groups.

Diane Finch, sales director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “We are proud of the wide range of voluntary groups, community clubs, schools and charities we are able to help through this funding scheme. Every month we support two local good causes with donations - and it is so easy to apply. Simply complete the application form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity telling us how you would use £1,000 to help people in your neighbourhood.”

Clitheroe charity Braille IT offers accredited free tuition in Braille skills to blind or visually impaired, parents and carers and anyone affected by visual impairment at five centres around East Lancashire To help vulnerable people impacted by the lockdown, the charity has switched its services to online and postal activities and will use the £1,000 from Community Champions to cover the additional costs of these resources.

(From left) Receiving Community Champions funding for Braille IT are Alison Hargeaves, Chris Tattersall and Goughy the dog with Persimmon Homes sales director Diane Finch outside the library in Clitheroe.
(From left) Receiving Community Champions funding for Braille IT are Alison Hargeaves, Chris Tattersall and Goughy the dog with Persimmon Homes sales director Diane Finch outside the library in Clitheroe.

Persimmon Homes Lancashire operates new homes developments across Lancashire and Cumbria.