Romford charity 'extremely grateful' to receive much needed donation
PUBLISHED: 12:32 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 13 March 2017
A housebuilding company has made a £1,000 charity donation to help people suffering from an incurable chronic auto-immune disease.
Persimmon Homes Essex decided to support Lupus UK, which has its head office in Eastern Road, Romford, as part of its Community Champions scheme.
Lupus can affect a number of different areas of the body and common symptoms include rashes, fatigue and join pain and swelling.
Chanpreet Walia, from Lupus UK, said the charity is “extremely grateful” to Persimmon Homes for the donation.
“We support research of the condition in the hope of one day finding a cure,” she said.
“We have also set up a welfare fund which provides lupus patients with much-needed equipment such as wheelchairs, stair lifts, TENS pain machines and anything else which improves their quality of life.
“This money will help with that fundraising.”
Kim Oates, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “We’re delighted to be in a position to make this donation to Lupus UK.
“It is a condition which is not well-known and is often misunderstood. This charity is doing fantastic work in supporting British people who are suffering.
“Supporting the communities in the towns and cities in which we are building is right at the heart of the Persimmon ethos. Community Champions is just one way we do that.”