Families for Children is a local charity and voluntary adoption agency, who support vulnerable children touched by the care system, many of whom have waited the longest in care and have suffered early life trauma, such as abuse and/or neglect. The charity is delighted to be in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK but first they need online votes to win.
Persimmon Homes South West is backing the charity to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.
Antonia Poole, Fundraising and Community Engagement Officer for the charity, said: “We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone in the charity a massive boost. The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for many charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.
“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a huge difference to our delivery of ‘Right Support Right Time’ to vulnerable children touched by the care system, and their families.”
She added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just visit www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/ and select Families for Children, it would be amazing to have your support.”
Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Online voting opened on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.
To support Families for Children please visit www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/.