Stockport Sporting Group Jump Space has reached the final for a housebuilder’s prize of £200,000.
Stockport residents are being urged to get behind a specialist Stockport Sporting Group Jump Space to help them win £200,000 in a national competition launched by a leading housebuilder.
Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme last May, with the aim of giving £615,000 to support amateur youth sport in England, Scotland and Wales.
Thirty finalists are now competing for the top prize with the winner to be announced at a gala dinner at York Racecourse on Thursday, March 22. One individual or group will scoop £200,000, while two runners-up will win £50,000 each. Each of the 27 finalists will win £5,000 each.
Jump Space has been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes North West in the final and it is now up to the public to decide on the winner with online voting under way for six weeks until March 16. Jump Space said:
We are urging people to back us in this competition and take the time to vote as such a large amount of money would be a real game changer for our group.
We are so excited to have reached the national final of this fantastic competition, and so grateful to Persimmon Homes to have been given this opportunity.”
People can vote for their favourite sporting group by visiting the persimmon homes website. If successful, the £200,000 would enable Jump Space to buy their own purpose built centre in order to guarantee their long term future – meaning the disabled community of Stockport & South Manchester would benefit from their own space. It would be fitted out with trampoline and specialised sensory play equipment to encourage mobility even by the most severely impaired. Dave Hodgson, Sales Director of Persimmon Homes North West, said:
We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Healthy Communities scheme, and the incredible talent, expertise and dedication shown by all the organisations that entered.
The aim of the scheme is to help create a sporting legacy, and we believe Jump Space could do this if they win the £200,000. We would urge local people to get behind this group by adding their vote online, as the work they do is tremendous.”
As part of the scheme thousands of groups and individuals applied for monthly donations of £750 to pay for kit and equipment. Persimmon Homes North West gave away £6,000 locally as part of this and nationally, Persimmon’s 30 businesses donated £180,000.