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Housebuilder's donation provides boost for young Dover carers during Covid crisis

A charity supporting young carers has received a £1,000 donation from a national housebuilder.

Dover smART Project received the grant through Persimmon’s Building Futures scheme, which aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.

Dover smART Project is a charity supporting young carers (37555200)
Dover smART Project is a charity supporting young carers (37555200)

The project champions the rights, enhances well-being, boosts confidence and builds aspirations in Dover’s young carers.

Dawn Maddison from the organisation said: “We are delighted with our Building Futures award, thank you Persimmon Homes.

“This grant will enable us to give our children who have been locked in and caring during the Covid19 crisis the opportunity to talk about their experiences. We will be able to offer them additional support as required and perhaps hold a festival of fun later in the year.”

Martin Crick, sales director of Persimmon Homes South East, said: “The work being done in the community by Dover smART Project is always excellent, but it has particularly important during the Covid-19 crisis.

"We were happy to support them.”

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