Operatic society for young people gets £1,000 donation

MHBG-19-07-12 Banbury's Youth Operatic Society ENGNNL00420120716093130
MHBG-19-07-12 Banbury's Youth Operatic Society ENGNNL00420120716093130
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A society which operates a musical theatre course for young people has been the latest recipient of a housebuilder’s funding scheme.

Youth of Banbury Operatic Society has been awarded £1,000 as part of the Persimmon Homes Midlands Community Champions scheme.

Also receiving £1,000 is the 25th Northampton Brownies.

Claire Davidson, head of sales for Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Our national match-funding programme seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment across the region.

“We are delighted to be supporting these two worthy causes; both are wonderful examples of community spirit in action, displaying all the qualities that make a perfect community champion.”

The Youth of Banbury Operatic Society is a local not-for-profit organisation that operates a week-long musical theatre course during the summer for young people in the community.

A £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes will help provide costumes for the group’s performances, as well as helping towards the cost of theatre hire and performing licenses.

Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefitted from donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for funding by completing an online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity

The scheme 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 locally every month.

Persimmon Homes Midlands operates new homes developments across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire.

To find out more visit its website at www.persimmonhomes.com