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Persimmon Homes awards bibic Community Champion Donation

A leading UK housebuilder has donated £1,000 to bibic thanks to its charity initiative, Community Champions.

Persimmon Homes South West has chosen to support bibic, a charity based in Langport, Somerset, that provides life changing therapy and services for children with disabilities and developmental difficulties, needing help in many aspects of their lives.

bibic’s National Assessment and Therapy Centre in Langport enables hundreds of families in the South West and beyond to achieve better outcomes for their children, helping them carry out everyday tasks and activities other children take for granted – like playing, communicating, making decisions, smiling and hugging.

Graham Valentine, bibic therapist, said: “Donations like these from Persimmon mean so much to our charity helping us to support families with children who have disabilities, learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Many tell us the support we provide has turned around their lives.

“75% of the families we work for are based in the South West and it’s a region where we are focusing our new project, ‘Precious Times’.

“This plans to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention, taking action as soon as possible to tackle problems for children and families.

“We’re planning to recruit a therapist for one year, who will provide assessment and therapy programmes to children aged from 0-25 and their families.”

Nina Hester, sales and marketing director at Persimmon Homes South West, said: “As a company we are committed to supporting the groups and charities that make a real difference to the lives of local people in the towns and cities which we build.

“We’re so pleased to be able to make a difference. Community Champions has handed over £1 million to good causes across the UK and it’s great to see so many charities and community groups benefiting.”

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