Children living on a Birmingham development of new homes are set to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon, thanks to their housebuilder’s £1,000 donation.

Claire Johnson, a resident at The Oaks in Selly Oak, successfully applied for funding through Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme, an initiative that makes two donations a month to local charities and good causes. The money will go towards The Oaks’ annual Big Lunch, now in its fourth year, which is an opportunity for all residents to come together to celebrate the new community that has been created.


Claire said: “We have worked so hard to create a brand-new community here in Selly Oak.

“Although we have various groups around the estate it will be great for us to celebrate our community as a whole and the start of a ‘new normal’ post-Covid. Thank you to Persimmon Homes for allowing us to do that.”

The ‘Community Celebration on The Green’ is planned to take place on August 29 from 12-3pm and will include a bring & share lunch, bouncy castle assault course, children’s soft play, garden games and an ice cream van.

Sarah Preston, sales director for Persimmon Homes Central said: “It’s wonderful to see how residents of the new development are pulling together to create such a strong community.”

Applications for Community Champions funding can be made via the Persimmon Homes website, and there is no limit to the number of times that organisations can apply – even if successful.