Family delight at £1k support

Joseph Warren, who received �1,000 from Persimmon Homes to help buy new equipment.
Joseph Warren, who received �1,000 from Persimmon Homes to help buy new equipment.

A Wallsend family have thanked a house builder for their early Christmas present.

Persimmon Homes North East donated £1,000 to help buy specialist equipment for nine-year-old Joseph Warren, who has cerebral palsy.

Joseph was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy shortly after birth, which affected all four limbs and later caused visual impairment and involuntary eye movements. He has had major surgery on his legs as he looks to walk unaided.

His parents Nicola and Stephen, set out to buy a specialised walking frame, an adapted bike and a bespoke saddle for horse riding.

Stephen said: “We are so grateful to Persimmon for this generous donation. The equipment and physio that Joseph needs is extremely expensive. We want to ensure Joseph enjoys all the normal activities that children enjoy as part of growing up.”

Debbie Zaben, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes North East, said: “We are so thrilled to give this lovely family a cash boost.

“We really hope this donation will help enable Joseph and his family to spend some well-deserved quality time together.”

“We now want to hear from more individuals, groups and charities as we look to allocate more funding over the next month.”

To support Joseph visit www.justgiving.com/GoJo-Jo