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Added on: 8th December, 2016 by Ross_24465
An Aberdeen guesthouse that offers accommodation to thousands of people has received the backing of a North Scotland housebuilder.
British Red Cross has received a £990 donation from Persimmon Homes North Scotland to make improvements to their base on Claremont Place.
The donation comes as a part of the housebuilder’s Community Champions scheme, which awards two charities a month with up to £1,000 each.
Nationally, the initiative has seen donations top the £1m mark.
Nicola Stove, Independent Living Service Manager for the British Red Cross, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes North Scotland, which will make a massive difference to our charity.
“This £990 grant will help make our Aberdeen guesthouse more accessible and enable the purchase of a call care pager to keep guests safe, fall alarms and a profiling bed for use by guests with mobility needs to get in and out of bed independently during the duration of their stay.”
“The service we offer provides a unique home-from-home for both outpatients who have been undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as their relatives that have difficulty travelling.
“Our guesthouse has been in need of these renovations, so we’re so pleased to receive this kind donation.”
The group has already raised over £5,000 through a combination of grant applications and donations.
Iain Innes, managing director for Persimmon Homes North Scotland, said: “The British Red Cross provides a vital service across the region and we commend their hard work and dedication.
“Aberdeen House is a fantastic resource that provides the stability of a home when people need it most and we hope that our donation makes a difference to its guests.
“Community Champions is made for charities like Aberdeen House and we are so pleased to be able to support them with a grand donation.
“Choosing our two monthly winners is always a very hard task, and we would encourage those unsuccessful charities to try again to become our next Community Champion.”
The Persimmon Homes Community Champions initiative invites groups and charities who have already worked hard to raise money themselves to apply for match-funding of up to £1,000 by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity.
Persimmon Homes North Scotland has a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes at Hopetoun Park and Persimmon at Riverside Quarter in Bucksburn.
For more information about the new homes in Aberdeen and North Scotland visit www.persimmonhomes.com