Nottingham School of Boxing is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes Nottingham is backing Nottingham School of Boxing to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.

Marcellus Baz BEM, founder of Nottingham School of Boxing and sister-organisation, said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.

“Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures and select Nottingham School of Boxing in the sport category – we would really appreciate everyone’s support.”

Sparring at Nottingham School of Boxing
Sparring at Nottingham School of Boxing

Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation, which last year donated £620,000 to support children’s sport. 

Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Foundation enlisted the help of medallists Kat Copeland and Callum Skinner to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.

One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.

Marcellus Baz BEM centre with students
Nottingham School of Boxing students with Marcellus Baz BEM (centre)

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting has begun and will close at midnight on September 27.

To find out more, please visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/