Staff at Llantrisant-based Persimmon Homes East Wales waltzed the night away to raise £15,000 for a military charity at a recent charity dinner dance.
About 250 people attended the black tie charity dinner dance at The Vale Resort in Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan including suppliers, contractors, consultants and Persimmon staff. A fantastic £14,691.43 was raised from the entrance fee, a raffle and donations.
The funds will be donated to Alabaré, a charity that supports servicemen and women across the UK who have served in the Armed Forces and are experiencing difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans project helps the ex-service personnel gain the skills and confidence they need to move into their own accommodation.
Martin Smith, managing director for Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We had a fantastic night and we are delighted to raise such a huge sum of money for Alabaré. It’s a fantastic charity. In Wales they are focussing on the needs of vulnerable, homeless ex-service personnel with a goal of setting up 140 bed spaces within the next two years. Persimmon Homes is committed to helping the country’s heroes and recently announced the appointment of its 100th ex-military recruit as part of its Combat to Construction initiative.”
Kirsty Scullion, corporate and major donor Fundraiser at Alabaré, said: “It was a really enjoyable evening and we are delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes, which will really help with the work we are doing in Wales.”
Persimmon Homes has developments across south east Wales, including in Barry, Newport and Pontypridd.