A Leicester charity that provides support to the parents of premature and ill babies has received a cash boost from a regional housebuilder.
ADAPT Prembabies has been awarded a £1,000 donation as part of the Persimmon Homes North Midlands Community Champions scheme.
The national match-funding initiative seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for people across the region.
ADAPT Prembabies provides emotional and mental health support to the parents of premature and poorly babies at the Leicester Royal and Leicester General Hospital Neonatal Units.
Sue Williams, trustee and development coordinator for the charity, said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon Homes for their generous donation. We are currently fundraising to provide baby packs to every parent on the unit.
“These packs are filled with useful information, as well as samples of baby essentials, which they may need whilst on the unit.
“We understand that time on the ward can be very difficult for families, and we are here to help them in away way possible. As part of our services, we also have a family therapist on the unit to provide vital support to parents as they may face emotional highs and lows.”
Nadine O’Dowd, sales director for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “We strongly believe in supporting the communities where we build, and are delighted to be able to support ADAPT Prembabies, which provides a valued service for so many in the community.
“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