Housebuilder Supports Friendly Fridays

Deafblind UK has received a boost towards its ‘Friendly Friday’ group in Peterborough, courtesy of an East Midlands housebuilder.

The group, which is part of Deafblind UK, welcomes 25 members aged from 38 to 97 to its head office on Cygnet Road in Hampton.

Persimmon Homes East Midlands has stepped in, awarding Deafblind UK a £950 grant to be put towards exciting activities for its ‘Friendly Friday’ members.

Jo Jones, Community Services Manager for the East at Deafblind UK, said: “The group’s monthly meetings provide fun and companionship for adults with congenital and age-related forms of sight and hearing loss.

“We can’t thank Persimmon enough for this kind donation of £950. The grant will be put towards refreshments and travel costs for our days out.

“We’re planning to take the group on a summer outing to Hunstanton and to see a Christmas pantomime, which we’re sure members will love.

“These events will bring much-needed fun and relief to our members who experience loneliness and obstacles on a daily basis.”

Simon McDonald, managing director at Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “We’re so glad to make this donation because we can see how important ‘Friendly Friday’ sessions are to deafblind people in the region in which we build.

“We hope the group will create many happy memories with our funding.

“Choosing two winners each month is always a tricky task, but we would encourage those that have not been chosen to try again for a chance to become our latest Community Champion beneficiary.”

Persimmon Homes East Midlands has a range of two, three and four bedroom homes at Hampton Gardens in Peterborough. Hampton Gardens has been open for just over a month and already more than 15 properties have been reserved.