A charity that operates an international Scout Camp that gives youngsters the chance to try climbing, rafting and caving, has received a cash influx from a West Midlands house builder.
Kibblestone International Scout Camp is the latest beneficiary of Persimmon Homes West Midlands’ Community Champions scheme. The charity has received £1,000 to help build a forest shelter, with tables and blackboards, at its base on Kibblestone Road.
Each month Persimmon Homes donates up to £2,000 to community groups within the operating area of its West Midlands regional office.
Bob Dudley, Operations Manager for Kibblestone District Scout Council, said:
“We are thrilled to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes West Midlands. Our charity aims to give young people a positive approach to life, encouraging contributions to society through our scouting missions.
“This funding will be so useful to us. As well as installing a forest shelter, the funding will be invested into our buildings and infrastructure to ensure the sustainability of the camp for the future. We really can’t thank Persimmon enough for their kind donation.”
Stephen Cleveley, director-in-charge of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said:
“It is great to be able to support a charity that does such fantastic work with young people.
“We have donated thousands and thousands of pounds to charities and groups in our area – and we’re not stopping now.”
Applications can be made via the website, www.persimmonhomes.com/charity