Added on: 19th March, 2018 by Samantha_10597
A regional builder has given a cash donation for the second year running to help residents in Bramley stage their annual village fete.
Persimmon Homes Thames Valley chose to donate £1,000 to the Clift Meadow Trust through its Community Champions scheme, which invites local groups and charities to bid for a match-funded donation from a national fund, with two donations being made locally every month.
Last year, Persimmon Homes, whose sister company Charles Church is building in the village at St James Park, chose to support the fete with organisers saying the financial boost helped them hire more interesting attractions.
Sarah Stubbs, spokeswoman for the fete, which is organised jointly by the church and the Trustees of Clift Meadow, said: “Persimmon’s grant gives us the freedom to be more creative and hire a wider variety of attractions. We already receive positive feedback from residents who support us every year, but we also want to appeal to more of our new residents, such as those now living in St James Park.
“Our aim is to provide entertainment for all ages. This year, thanks to the Persimmon grant, we are providing a special children’s tent, with entertainment and snacks.
"Our main attractions this year will be the annual St George's Day Parade by all the local Scout Groups, the Bramley Mile, a children’s fancy dress parade, with the theme being kings and queens, music played by the Tadley Brass Band, a young children’s funfair, a dog show, classic cars, a BBQ and many other attractions.
“It can seem difficult to maintain the friendly welcome, for which Bramley has always been known, when it continues to expand so rapidly, but the fete provides an ideal opportunity to welcome one and all to join in with this community event.”
The village fete is due to take place on Saturday, April 21, from 11am until 4pm.
Rachel Faulkner, Sales Director for Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, said: “We strongly believe in supporting local communities. It is clear that the village fete is a great way to bring people together, and we are delighted to be able to help it for the second year running.
“If people were unsuccessful last month in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”
For more information visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity