Persimmon Homes donates to Cloth Cat
A Leeds charity that uses music to support people’s mental health and wellbeing received a housebuilder’s donation to help launch is latest project.
Cloth Cat Studios was awarded £929 from the Persimmon Homes Community Champion scheme which will help fund musical workshops and performances at hospitals and mental health units around the city.
Shelly Johnson from Cloth Cat Studios said: “We aim to use the power of music, in its many forms, to enable people to express themselves and support their emotional wellbeing.
“Our exciting new ‘Beats the Blue’ project will work specifically with NHS mental health facilities to help support individuals’ rehabilitation during a hospital stay. The project will feature DJ’ing, song writing and guitar sessions, along with music performances.
“We are very grateful for Persimmon’s support as it will ensure we can deliver this latest venture.”
As part of the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, each month the housebuilder identifies two good causes in the region, pledging donations of up to £1,000 to help them develop or maintain their work.
Christopher Hull, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said: “We were delighted to hear about the amazing work of Cloth Cat and are very happy to help support their latest project.
“We would encourage other such worthy groups to apply to our Community Champions scheme so we can continue to support more local good causes.”