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FOOTBALL charity Pompey in the Community has received a £1,000 boost from a housing developer.

Persimmon Homes South Coast has donated the money as part of its ‘community champions’ scheme, which supports charities making a difference to people’s lives.

Persimmon managing director Matt Paine said: ‘As a company we are committed to supporting the small charities, clubs and organisations that operate near our new homes developments.

‘When ordinary people are giving up their time to improve their communities, they deserve our thanks and our backing.’

The charity Winchester Live at Home Scheme was also given a £1,000 donation by the company.