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To mark our 40th birthday we have given away a very special prize to a regionally-based registered UK charity - one of our homes up to the value, in today’s market, of £250,000.
What’s more, we've also given away runner up prizes of £6,000 to 23 other charities towards their good causes.
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We are delighted to announce that the Harley Staples Cancer Trust has beaten off 23 other regional charities to scoop our £250,000 house.
Katherine and Jamie Staples set up The Harley Staples Cancer Trust following the death of their son Harley in November 2009. He died from a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia at the age of eight.
Jamie Staples said of the win: "We are stunned and speechless. We have achieved our dream and created a true legacy for Harley. Thanks to everyone who has supported us. It's blown us completely away and is a huge achievement."
Mike Farley, our Group Chief Executive, presented the prizes. He said: "Our whole company has got behind this competition. It's wonderful to celebrate our 40th birthday by giving something back to smaller charities who often miss out on funding.
"We have been overwhelmed with the interest in the competition. In stage one we had over 3,000 nominations for the prize and then, when we went down to 24 charities for the public vote, over 130,000 votes were cast.
"Katherine and Jamie are worthy winners of our house and I'm delighted to hand it over to them. The charity mounted a fantastic campaign to help them win votes for the competition, with a video, Vote for The Harley Staples Cancer Trust, being the most watched Persimmon charity film on YouTube with nearly 2,000 views.
Picture shows left to right Jamie and Katherine Staples with Mike Farley, Group Chief Executive, PERSIMMON HOMES