27th Jun, 2017

Building for success at community centre

Aaron Wise 18th May, 2017

A WARNDON community centre has received £1,000 in funding to help train disabled and disadvantaged young adults in the construction industry.

The Building Block, based off Shap Drive, recently received the funding from Persimmon Homes South Midlands, courtesy of its Community Champions scheme.

Having opened in 2015, the group trains youngsters in plastering, plumbing and woodwork, and offers a range of courses including bricklaying, plumbing, tiling and carpentry.

Helen Scarrett, chief executive officer at Warndon Community Centre, said: “We really can’t thank Persimmon Homes enough for their generous donation.

“The Building Block group is a great way to teach young people skills that could help them out in the future and even set them on a career pathway.

“We need new tools including power saws and drills to be able to carry on with our training, so the donation will help out so much.”

Carol Selway, head of sales for Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “Supporting charities in the areas in which we build is very important to us.

“The Building Block Group aims to fill vacancies in the construction centre which naturally is really important for the industry, so we hope our donation will really help the group in their bid to buy new tools.”

Visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity to apply for funding or for more information.