Charities urged to bid for £250k prize

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Berwickshire charities are being urged by one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, Persimmon Homes, to enter its 40th anniversary competition to win a brand new house, worth up to £250,000.

The big-hearted business is calling on local people to nominate a cause closest to their hearts before the deadline of July 18.

Jim Kirkpatrick, managing director of Persimmon Homes East Scotland, said: “To celebrate our 40 years in the building industry we are giving one lucky regional charity the chance to receive a three bedroom detached house with garage to help their fundraising activities. It will be theirs to sell or keep as an investment.

“The aim is to help small local charities that do a lot of good regionally but sometimes miss out on vital funding. All people or charities need to do is visit and tell us why the charity deserves the prize.”

The competition is open to any charity with an annual turnover of no more than £10 million and the winner will be announced at a special Persimmon Homes birthday charity lunch in London.

In the first round, a charity will be selected to represent each of the 24 companies in the national final. The general public will vote for the outright winner.