Persimmon Homes South Coast release
3 October 2012
HAMPSHIRE CHARITY SCOOPS £6,000 COMPETITION PRIZE
A Hampshire charity has narrowly missed out on winning a brand new house from a national housebuilder.
Pilgrim Bandits was one of 24 charities competing by public vote for the three bedroom detached house in Andover valued at £250,000. The winner of the competition, The Harley Staples Trust, was announced during a glittering birthday lunch at Kensington Roof Gardens on Thursday.
The Pilgrim Bandits raise funds through challenges to support ex-serviceman and amputees. The group organises fundraising – and confidence-boosting – endurance and adrenaline adventures for members of the public and injured ex-servicemen.
Deborah Risbridger, spokesman for Pilgrim Bandits, said “It’s hard to be disappointed when the house went to such a worthy charity – we came away with a very welcome £6,000 which we plan to use for a number of expeditions for service men during 2013.”
Andrew Golawski, managing director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “In total, Persimmon Homes had more than 3,500 nominations for the competition, so for Pilgrim Bandits to make the final was a brilliant achievement.”
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Picture caption – Left Deborah Risbridger, centre Pilgrim Bandits, Lance Bdr Ben Parkinson Patron of Pilgrim Bandits. Mike Farley, CEO Persimmon Homes Right: Andrew Golawski, MD South Persimmon Homes.