Delight as Caister WI receives funding for pavilion scheme

Members of Caister WI Committee receive a Community Champions donation from Jordan Knell, Sales Mana

Members of Caister WI Committee receive a Community Champions donation from Jordan Knell, Sales Manager for Persimmon Homes Anglia.Picture: Supplied by Ruth Bond - Credit: Archant

Caister Women’s Institute have been selected to receive a donation through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, demonstrating the vital roles of volunteers within the community.

Each month two charities, clubs or groups are selected to receive match-funding donations of up to £1,000 to help local communities where persimmon are building

Building on their successful role in the Carnival in Caister, members of the Women’s Institute are working hard to realise the plan of extending the pavilion on the King George V Playing Field, the “Stronger Together” project.

“When we have this permanent base to work from, we will be able to play an even more active role in creating additional activities for the village,” said president Ruth Bond-Holland.

“For example, many people will remember the tradition of visiting the Caister electrical shop Christmas display.

“We really miss that, and want to recreate it at the pavilion, with local groups creating winter scenes for all to visit.” Other plans in the Women’s Institute pipeline include holding craft workshops for the village, in such mediums as stained glass.

Locals and businesses are encouraged to visit the “Total Giving” website, and donate towards the project. Type in “Caister” to access the giving page where there is an opportunity to leave a £10 donation dedication message, which will be on display at the new venue.

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The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves. Nationwide the company will donate a total of £750,000.

For more information or to nominate a worthy cause visit