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Grand donation for pioneering project

Added on: 16th March, 2018 by Samantha_10597

Grand donation for pioneering project

Last Updated:
Fri, 16 March 2018

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A unique project which promotes wellness amongst people with a range of complex needs has been awarded £1,000 by leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes South East.
Primal Roots, which is based in Ashford, made a successful bid to the Persimmon Homes Community Champions charity to help fund its work using the natural environment as an alternative gym to support people with complex needs, including young adults, ex-offenders and people living with mental health issues.

Giles Seaford, who made the successful application on behalf of the charity based in Canterbury, said: “Movement and meditation in the woods are used as a way to support people facing a range of difficulties, including homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, offending, mental ill-health and drug abuse.

“The project is about uniting movement, nutrition and meditation, and supporting the part of the community that has ‘baggage’ to get active. The project delivers intense support one day a week in Canterbury, Ashford and Dover.

“We are raising money to help train a group of adults that we believe can be the future employees of the social enterprise. All of them are homeless, unemployed but have fallen in love with Primal Roots and want to be part of its future.”

Tom Wright, managing director of Persimmon South East, added: “We are pleased to be able to support Primal Roots and its clients by donating £1,000.

“Supporters of the scheme work hard to raise the money to cover costs and we are pleased to donate £1,000 to help with training.

“It is a pleasure to be able to support the cause with this donation.

“Persimmon Homes South East has had a fantastic response to its Community Champions scheme and it is always a difficult choice from so many worthy causes.

“If people were unsuccessful last month, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next Community Champion.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit

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