A five-star builder is supporting an Exeter-based estate agent in their charity drive for two local charities.
Persimmon Homes South West donated £1,000 to Right At Homes Estate Agents’ Christmas charity event this year, which will go towards helping Pete’s Dragons and Andy’s Man Club.
The event was held at Birchy Barton Hill in Exeter on Sunday (3rd December). Local residents decorated the outside of their homes for the nighttime event, which saw stalls on the agent’s driveway as well as those of the other shops on the street.
A grotto, raffle, and letters-to-Santa facility were very popular, as were the food and drink stalls and vans. A singer and donkey were also present to entertain attendees.
Both charities focus on mental health, with Andy’s Man Club being a men’s suicide prevention charity who offer free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups and Pete’s Dragons supporting those impacted by suicide with various resource packages.
Persimmon has a significant presence in the area, being based in Exeter itself. It has homes available for purchase at its Cherrywood Grange and Hill Barton Vale sites in the city, with more properties coming soon at Hill Barton Vale. It also has developments in nearby Cranbrook and Newton Abbot.
Persimmon’s donation comes from its Community Champions fund which sees over £700,000 donated to good causes and much-valued organisations across the country. Recent local recipients include Hospiscare and Newton Abbot College.
Commenting, Persimmon Homes South West Sales Director Stacey Harris said: “We’re very proud to be supporting Right At Home with this fantastic event that is aiming to raise money for two very deserving charities.
“Persimmon always seeks to use its Community Champions fund for organisations that make a significant contribution in the area, and Pete’s Dragons and Andy’s Man Club are perfect examples of that.
“The event was a lot of fun and everyone looked like they had a great time.”
Clare Lack of Right At Homes Estate Agents added: “We want to say a huge thank you to Persimmon for their donation and for helping us make this night a success.
“Both the charities we raised money for are very close to our hearts so we couldn’t think of anyone better to help out with our annual Christmas event.”