As previously reported, The Rob George Foundation is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK but first they need online votes to win. Please note you can vote every day and please share with all your contacts so we can reach as many people as possible to vote for the Foundation.
Persimmon Homes Essex is backing The Rob George Foundation to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.
Beverly Davies, representing The Rob George Foundation, said: “We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost. The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.
“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to the young people we support throughout the UK”
The Rob George Foundation was founded in loving memory of Rob George, who died aged 21 on 9th December 2013 following a long battle with leukaemia. The Foundation has two objectives. They are to:
- provide practical and/or financial support to young people with life threatening or terminal illnesses
- provide financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or ability in the worlds of sport or the performing arts but may be held back by their financial situation from pursuing their goals.
Beverly added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just visit www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/, click on ‘Finalists’ and select The Rob George Foundation, it would mean the world to us if we could have your support.”
Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.
Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Online voting opened on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.
To support The Rob George Foundation please visit persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/.
THANK YOU AND KEEP VOTING!