Persimmon Homes does its bit to ensure the show goes on in Haverhill
Haverhill Show has been awarded £1,000 from developer Persimmon Homes Suffolk’s Community Champions awards scheme, as has Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.
Show chairman, Joe Mason, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the generosity of Persimmon Homes who so readily wanted to support us with holding our annual Haverhill Show.
“With this money we are able to purchase equipment and resources that will significantly improve what we do and what we have and contribute to an enhanced experience for people on the day.
“We have been humbled by the generosity of the business community.
“Our next challenge is to find premises where the committee can meet and more suitably store the equipment.”
Simon Wood, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Suffolk, said: “The Community Champions scheme was established to provide practical assistance to groups helping to create a better neighbourhood within our rural counties.
“The two groups selected this month both achieve that, albeit it in very different ways.
"Haverhill Show is a popular annual event that gives local people a fun day out to raise money for local causes, while SARS is a vital medical charity, saving lives across the East of England.
"We are proud to support them both.”
Based in Woolpit, SARS relies completely on donations and fundraising to maintain emergency care, assisting critically ill and injured patients in the local area.
The Persimmon Community Champions funding will help towards new equipment and training for new and existing responders. Anyone interested in supporting the charity can find out more at www.sars999.or.guk.
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity
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.