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October 11th 2021

Change of Scene 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.

Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is backing Change of Scene 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.

Pam Robinson, representing Change of Scene 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 vulnerable young people we support on a daily basis.”

The money would be used to support us to continue to deliver outdoor learning to our 7-18 year olds with SEN from Surrey and Hampshire whilst we look for a new site where we can grow our services and reach more young people and members of the community. Your votes could make a huge difference.

She added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just visit and select Change of Scene - 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.

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