Donation to help support older people in Hucknall

Royal Voluntary Service – Nottinghamshire (RVS) has received a donation from a regional housebuilder to continue its support for the older and vulnerable people in towns like Hucknall and Bulwell.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:50 pm

RVS has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes Nottingham through the homebuilder’s community champions scheme.

Royal Voluntary Service provides a lifeline to people in NHS hospitals and local communities and has seen an increase in demand for its services due to the coronavirus.

Emma Collins, spokesperson for RVS in Nottinghamshire, said: “We had to rapidly adapt our services and introduce Covid-safe alternatives.

Royal Voluntary Service Nottinghamshire has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes. Photo: Chris Blott
Royal Voluntary Service Nottinghamshire has received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes. Photo: Chris Blott

"These have included companionship calls, welfare checks, grocery and prescription deliveries and emergency food packs, so that those in need continue to feel connected, supported and more able to cope.

“Persimmon Homes’ donation is so important, and appreciated, so we can continue these new ways of working, for as long as is needed.”

Persimmon Homes Nottingham makes two donations of up to £1,000 every month to grassroots groups and charities in the areas where it is building.

Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “We are very happy to support the RVS in our region, they are providing an amazing service during this difficult and challenging time.”

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