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Housebuilder helps group run holiday scheme for disabled youngsters

Added on: 8th August, 2018 by Caroline_9383

Housebuilder helps group run holiday scheme for disabled youngsters

Last Updated:
Wed, 8 August 2018

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A summer play scheme for disabled children and young people from Hackney has been given a £1,000 boost thanks to a regional housebuilder.

Step by Step London received a donation from Persimmon Homes North London through its monthly Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the group to benefit from its match-funded donation.

The money will go towards a holiday play scheme for 65 youngsters aged three to 18 years, which will run for three weeks in the summer, six days a week.

Step by Step London spokeswoman Malka Friedman said: “A variety of stimulating and enjoyable activities have been planned which will help empower the youngsters in decision-making and achieving independence, covering sporting activities as well as life skills. We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes North London for their support.

“Our activities contribute to the youngsters’ social, emotional, physical and intellectual health and development. We also run out-of-school activities, full-day play schemes and sleep-away camps during the school holidays.

“Our programmes have the additional purpose of providing respite to the parents, carers and families of disabled children, enabling them to stay physically and emotionally healthy and build happier home environments.”

Damian Seddon, director-in-charge at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “It is clear Step by Step London provides an incredible service for young disabled people and offers great support to their families. We are delighted to be able to make them one of our Community Champions.

“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

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