Four people are stood outdoors, in a line, smiling. They are holding a giant cheque that says Eden Rivers Trust £4,000

Persimmon Homes helps our community tree nursery grow

We were delighted to be selected to receive funding for our Eden Community Tree Nursery thanks to the Community Champions initiative run by housebuilder Persimmon and Persimmon Managing Director, Anthony Mansfield popped down to the tree nursery in Penrith last week to present us with a cheque for £4,000.

Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative is open to all local charities, clubs and community groups seeking new funding with winners awarded between £1,000 and £6,000 every quarter.

Elizabeth Radford, our CEO said:

“Thanks to this donation, we’ll be able to provide more opportunities for local residents to get involved with our accessible community tree nursery in Penrith this year.

“It will help us realise our vision of creating a fully accessible ‘doorway to the world of conservation’ in the town centre where everyone is welcome. People can visit the nursery to enjoy some fresh air and company, while learning how to grow native trees, all on their doorstep!”


Anthony Mansfield, Managing Director at Persimmon Homes Lancashire commented:

“Sustainability is a key pillar of our business, and I am delighted to support Eden Rivers Trust with donations from our Community Champions scheme.

“It is brilliant to see local charities supporting and enhancing Cumbria’s stunning natural environment. I wish both every success for the future and look forward to seeing the positive impact their work has in the local area.”



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