Hertfordshie hospice gets donation from Persimmon Homes

Slough-based Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which supports children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, made it to the final three in the Thames Valley region in the contest to win a £250,000 house.

Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, is celebrating its 40th birthday by giving away the house and £6,000 to each of the 23 regional winners.

Rosie’s Rainbow Fund based in Bath Road, Maidenhead, has been named the regional winner in the Thames Valley region. The charity which supports sick and disabled children in hospital, school now goes on to the national final.

The other regional runner-up also being given a £200 donation from Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, based in Tring and Chalfont St Giles.

Persimmon Homes Thames Valley Managing Director, Ian Menham, said: “We are so grateful to all the charities across the region who took part in the competition.

“Our congratulations go to Rosie’s Rainbow Fund for making it to the national final but we also wanted to recognise the exceptional work done by the two runners-up, Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.”

The 24 regionals finalists now go to the public vote at www.persimmonhomes.com/40. The winning charity will be announced at a special Persimmon Homes birthday charity lunch on 27 September 2012 at Kensington Roof Gardens, London.

Persimmon was founded in 1972 by current life president Duncan Davidson and has grown to be one of the largest and most successful housebuilders in the UK over the last 40 years.