Regional home builders support CLIC Sargent

Persimmon Homes East Scotland, which has developments in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Dunbar, has donated £1,000 to help children and young people with cancer, as part of its Community Champions initiative.

Regional home builders support CLIC Sargent

The initiative is a national programme which provides financial support to deserving organisations across the region.

Leigh Platt, a member of the Persimmon Homes sales team based in Bathgate, applied for the funding after seeing for herself the impact that CLIC Sargent had on a young family living in Ladywell who have faced a cancer diagnosis and treatment for their eight-year-old son Ryan. 

Leigh said: "Ryan's parents are an inspirational and caring family that have made it clear to everyone that without the support they received from CLIC Sargent they couldn’t have coped. The staff made Ryan's journey a lot easier to deal with and a lot less scary."

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lucy Penman said: "CLIC Sargent is delighted to receive this very kind donation from the Persimmon Community Champions initiative. This £1,000 contribution could pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a week."

Jim Kirkpatrick, managing director at Persimmon Homes East Scotland, said: "CLIC Sargent is a UK-wide charity helping to make children's lives and that of their families a little bit easier in difficult circumstances.

"We are pleased that our £1,000 donation can make a difference to these people and are delighted to support CLIC Sargent's excellent work in the region."

Find out more

To find out how your company can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact CLIC Sargent on 0208 752 2880 or email: