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Added on: 29th August, 2017 by Adam_20342
A Chesterfield charity that helps support youngsters affected by substance misuse has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes North Midlands.
Action for Children support those between five and 18 years of age whose lives have been impacted by others using drugs or alcohol.
The charity, which is based on Queen Street in the town, won funding of £1,000 from the housebuilder which will go towards providing first aid causes as well as team building days to boost confidence and self esteem.
Action for Children was awarded the money as part of Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme. The initiative which began in 2015 and allows charities and groups to apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves. Nationally Persimmon Homes has donated more than £1 million.
Caroline Stodart, Services Co Ordinater, at Action for Children, said: “We offer help to young people and try to develop their own ways of coping with their situation.
“With this donation we will look to spend the money on much needed first aid courses for young people. They often live in critical environments and these basic skills are sometimes essential.
“In addition to this we are also fundraising for team building days and confidence building days.
“Engaging the young people in activities builds relationships, which they may lack at home. They get the opportunity to meet other young people who are in a similar situation, making them feel like they are not the 'only one'.
“The donation from Persimmon Homes helps us achieve this target and is appreciated by all here at the charity.”
Nadine O’Dowd, sales director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, added: “Action for Children are vital to the community in Chesterfield and I’m proud our donation will go on to make a difference.
“They work hard in the town and the surrounding area to make it a safer environment for children and we wanted to show our support for their cause with this donation.”
For more information or to apply for funding visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.