21st Jan, 2018

City community group receives £1,000 donation to get offenders back on track

Shaun Reynolds 1st Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COMMUNITY group in Coventry is set to use home maintenance to transform the lives of ex-offenders after a donation from a leading UK housebuilder.

Langley House Trust received a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes Central as part of its community champions scheme.

The scheme seeks to support local groups and charities – working to improve the quality of life or environment for the community.

Langley House Trust supports offenders, and those at risk of offending, by enabling positive changes in their lives.

The Trust trains its members to achieve qualifications, encouraging the development of valuable life skills, independent living and community integration.

Philip Gay, donor relationships manager at Langley House Trust, said: “Our community champions award of £1,000 will be used to help ex-offenders gain experience in home maintenance and learning new skills leading to employment.”

The Community Champions initiative invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made in Coventry or Birmingham each month.

Amanda Benjamin, sales director at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are proud to be supporting Langley House Trust, a group that do fantastic work in the Coventry area by supporting offenders and helping them develop new skills.

“We’ve had a fantastic response to our community champions scheme and it is always a tricky task to pick our winners each month.”

Visit www.langleyhousetrust.org for further information about the trust.

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