Redditch Swimming Club is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide, but first they need online votes to win.


Persimmon Homes South Midlands is backing Redditch Swimming Club to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.


Paul Wilkes representing Redditch Swimming Club said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.”


Redditch Swimming Club aims to inspire swimmers at all levels and ages to reach their full potential, while promoting a culture of respect.  A top prize would allow us to invest in a range of training equipment and provide the funds to support, organise and partake in specialised training camps. The addition of such kit would help our members enormously during their workouts and also benefit the development of the younger swimmers.


He added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/ and select Redditch Swimming Club and vote for us. We would really appreciate everyone’s support.”


Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.


Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Commission enlisted the help of athletes Jason Kenny and Laviai Nielsen, to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.


One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.


As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.


Online voting opened on 27 July and will close at midnight on 18 September 2020.

To support Redditch Swimming Club please visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/


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