Special Needs Charity Gets A Boost From Home Builder


A local charity supporting families with children with special educational needs received a cash boost through a donation from a UK house building.

Persimmon Homes North Midlands has awarded the Steps Conductive Education Center a grant of £ 1,000 as they continue to help local groups and charities in the area. Persimmon is donating up to £ 64,000 per month to fund initiatives under the highly successful Community Champions program.

The association offers a free and unique service following the principles of conductive education for children suffering from motor disorders or delays in motor development. Steps is for young children with cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome or other conditions that affect the acquisition of motor skills.

Trish Mabbott, Charity Fundraising and Operations Manager, said: “First of all, I would like to warmly thank Persimmon Homes for choosing us to receive this generous donation.

“We would love to take the kids to local Christmas events and have small group parties where they can see Santa and enjoy being with their friends. The past eighteen months have been difficult for our families, so we believe it would really benefit their well-being.

“Many of our children have life issues and we aim to make each day memorable. That’s why we seek to fund events and days where the whole family can spend time together making memories.

“Our goal is to develop the skills children need to grow and maximize their potential, but at the same time, provide parents with the knowledge, confidence and strength they need to understand how they can help their child. Our kids start with us from a few weeks until they reach school age, and then we offer a gym club for older kids after school where they can still meet their friends and learn new skills. new skills.

“We are totally relying on fundraising events and grants to make our project a success. We have been severely affected by the pandemic over the past twelve months, so this funding from Persimmon couldn’t have come at a better time. “

Nadine O’Dowd, Sales Manager at Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We are delighted to support the Steps Conductive Education Center. It’s so inspiring to hear stories of how they helped families through the difficult first years of a child’s diagnosis and I hope this extra money helps make their plans come true this Christmas.

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