Killie Community sign Persimmon Homes as first business partner
The Killie Community is pleased to announce that home builder, Persimmon West Scotland, has been signed up as the charity’s first-ever Corporate Patron.
Rebranded from the KCST in 2022, the Killie Community is committed to improving lives across Ayrshire by using the power of football to inspire positive change in health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.
The new partnership with Persimmon will focus on the Killie Community’s employability programme and a number of other initiatives run by the charity. As one of the largest house builders in Ayrshire, Persimmon will work alongside the Killie Community to support their programme of activities through site visits, trade talks and much more.
Last year, the Killie Community supported 7,600 people through 12 different programmes across Ayrshire. Programmes delivered by the charity are carried out in partnership with organisations such as Alzheimer’s Scotland, with regular Football Memories sessions held at Rugby Park to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s by providing a comfortable environment to reminisce about historical matches.
Following a £5,000 donation to the charity, Persimmon cemented the partnership by repairing a memorial wall at the entrance to Rugby Park.
Jordan Allison, Head of Charity at Kilmarnock FC, said: “Our charity is growing due largely to the high demand for our programmes across Ayrshire. We’re grateful this has been acknowledged by Persimmon West Scotland, and the support they have offered us already has been great. We’re excited about what’s to come.”
Cathy Jamieson, Director of Kilmarnock FC, said: “I am delighted that Persimmon is partnering with the Killie Community in this exciting new development. It will bring benefits to the programmes the Killie Community is currently running as well as helping support new initiatives. We are looking forward to working with Persimmon.”
Chris Logan, Managing Director at Persimmon West Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to sign-up as the Killie Community’s first ever Corporate Patron.
“The Killie Community is an outstanding organisation that helps so many people every day across Ayrshire. The breadth of their work in supporting the local community is a credit to everyone involved.
“As one of Ayrshire’s largest home builders, we want to support the communities we operate in and we hope that through this partnership we can help the Killie Community to reach more local people than ever before.”
Persimmon West Scotland are currently building 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes across Ayrshire. You can visit our developments at Arran View, Saltcoats, KA21 6BS, Mayfields Saltcoats KA21 5RP, Fairfields, Monkton, KA9 2GS, Annick Grange, Irvine KA11 4FL and speak to our sales advisors. An incredible range of incentives are available on selected plots. You will find all our information at www.persimmonhomes.com.