The Henry Allen Trust is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide and is seeking online votes to win.
Persimmon Homes Midlands is backing The Henry Allen Trust to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.
The Henry Allen Trust’s representative Deborah Stockwell-Riddy spoke of the honour to make it to the shortlist. She said: “It is an honour and such an achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist. Now we really need people to get behind us and vote. These funds would mean Team Henry can continue to provide support to children and their families battling childhood cancer.
“Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to http://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/ select The Henry Allen Trust and vote for us. Your support means the world to us, Thank you.”
The Henry Allen Trust was founded in memory of Henry Allen who lost his battle to stage 4 high-risk MYCN Amplified Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer in October 2013.
The charity’s aim is to bring ‘happiness’ to children and families battling childhood cancer. Dawn, Mark and everyone involved with the trust have worked tirelessly to ensure no family is alone during their journey.
The Henry Allen Trust is there for these families from initial contact, all the way through the rest of their journey, be it treatment, remission or palliative/end of life care and beyond. The Trust do this by providing treats and wishes, financial assistance and emotional support to the families as well as holding a monthly THAT Support group where families come together to enjoy quality time with each other and share their experiences.
Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, 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.