Persimmon Homes opened the doors to its brand new show home at their Solihull development, The Acorns, with the help of their chosen charity last week.
The housebuilder also handed over £7,000 raised by staff throughout the year to help support Acorns Children’s Hospice.
At the event was 18-year-old Pavan Tailor who has a Multiple Sulphatase Deficiency and has used the services of Acorns at its hospice in Birmingham for 15 years.
Pavan and his family performed the ribbon cutting to officially open the new four-bedroom detached ‘Exeter’ show home as well as accepting the cheque on behalf of the charity.
Laura Richards, corporate fundraising officer for Acorns, said: “We are extremely proud to have a new Persimmon Homes development named after our charity and were honoured to be part of the official launch.
“Pavan’s condition is a rare genetic disorder that seriously affects his mobility and speech.
“He cannot sit up, turn in bed and doesn’t sleep through the night and sadly there is no treatment or cure. As with many other life limited children Acorns relieves the pressure on Pavan’s family by providing respite care which is funded by companies like Persimmon Homes South Midlands.”
Fundraising activities that Persimmon Homes took part in included Bupa Great Birmingham Run where its team of runners made £4,500.
The Acorns development has already attracted significant interest with more than 3,000 people registering for information and 14 homes sold off-plan.
For more information about the homes at The Acorns visit www.persimmonhomes.com.