A group fundraising to install a new boiler at a much-loved community library in Stoney Stanton has received a £1,000 cash boost from a leading housebuilder.
Persimmon Homes North Midlands donated the cash to Stoney Stanton Community Library as part of its Community Champions scheme.
The national match-funding initiative allows charities and good causes to apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves.
Stoney Stanton Community Library is a community partnership, run by a group of dedicated volunteers. The library, situated on St Michael’s Court, offers a range of services whilst providing a welcome place which is open and accessible to all.
Julie Mould-Cook, from the organisation, said: “We are hugely grateful to Persimmon Homes for its generous donation.
“The library is such an essential part of the community. We’ve been raising funds for a new boiler to ensure that the library can stay open during the colder months. This donation takes us a step closer to our fundraising goal.”
Nadine O’Dowd, sales director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be able to make this donation to Stoney Stanton Community Library.
“The library is at the heart of the local community, and we are delighted to be able to support them in this way.
“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again, hopefully they will become our next recipient.”
Organisations can apply for funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity