Thousands raised for charity at party event

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A CHARITY that cares for seriously-ill children has received more than £10,000 raised by a regional housebuilder.

Persimmon Homes South Coast made the donation to Naomi House and Jacksplace, two specialist units offering care and support to young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families.

The money was raised by staff and suppliers of the Fareham-based company at a charity party held at the Ageas Bowl.

Matt Paine, managing director for Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: ‘It is our huge honour to support the work done by such an amazing organisation.

‘The hospices provide expert care to more than 280 children, young people and their extended families across the region where we are building new homes, so we are proud to do what we can to help this much-loved local cause.’

The Persimmon Homes party saw entertainment, and a fundraising raffle and auction.

Mr Paine added: ‘This year’s event raised £10,250, taking the total our staff and friends have donated over the past few years to over £33,000.’

Paul Morgan, head of fundraising for Naomi House, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the team for their continued generosity. The firm’s passion for our cause is clear to see and their support helps us to provide vital support to some of the region’s most poorly children and young adults.’