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Charity sets sights on £250,000 prize
4:26pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News
A HAMPSHIRE charity that helps limbless ex-servicemen could be just weeks away from netting a prize worth £250,000.
The New Milton -based Pilgrim Bandits is through to the final of a competition run by Persimmon Homes, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary by giving away a brand new house.
If Pilgrim Bandits is declared the winner it plans to sell the property and thus raise vital funds for the charity.
More than 3,500 nominations have been whittled down to a short-list of just 24. The outcome of the contest will be decided by the public, who can vote for their choice by visiting the Persimmon Homes website.
Pilgrim Bandits spokesman Deborah Risbridger said: “We’re thrilled to be in the final and hope the whole of Hampshire votes for us.”
The charity has already benefitted from reaching the final as all the good causes on the shortlist will receive a donation of £6,000. The overall winner will receive a three-bedroom house with a garage.
Rob Allen, sales director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “Persimmon has had over 3,500 nominations for the competition.
“We’re now calling on the public to cast a vote on our website. It would be a fantastic boost to a great charity if Pilgrim Bandits were to win.”
The winner will be announced at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London on September 27.
To vote, visit persimmonhomes.com/40 .