4×4 Response South Wales are delighted to have been selected as Community Champions and receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes. The donation will be used to purchase additional equipment and provide further training for our forever increasing group of responders and volunteers. Here is the press release from Persimmon –
Responders backed with grand donationA volunteer group which uses 4×4 vehicles to deliver essentials medicines and food to hard-to-reach places during times of emergency has received a financial boost from a local housebuilder.4×4 Response Wales swings into action during severe weather such as snow and floods to access routes that normal vehicles cannot cope with.
The charity has been boosted by a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes East Wales through the Community Champions scheme.
Each month Persimmon donates up to £64,000 to good causes across the UK – and up to £4,000 to groups in Wales.
James Ward, South Wales Group Coordinator for 4×4 Response, said: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation from Persimmon Homes.
“We cover the whole of Wales, providing support to the Emergency Planning Officers, the Emergency Services and other organisations, such as local health boards.
“We are required when it’s necessary to access routes that normal vehicles can’t. For example, during the first coronavirus lockdown, our responders were tasked with delivering prescriptions and medications to patients who were classed as vulnerable or shielding.
“We also delivered food supplies to those in need, including families with children who were forced to stay at home, as well as transporting nurses to stranded patients.
“Funding such as this from Persimmon helps us to continue our invaluable work.”
Victoria Williams, Sales Director at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We’re proud to be able to support such a worthy cause with this money.
“These hardy volunteers go out on the roads in people’s hour of need.
“Whether it’s delivering medicine, food, or transporting people, the work they do is crucial.”
Persimmon currently has stunning homes for sale across South Wales, including St Ederyns Village in Cardiff, The Parish @ Llanilltern Village in Creigiau and Willow Court in Llantilio Pertholey.
For more information, visit www.persimmonhomes.com
To apply for Community Champions funding, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity