The Nationwide Big Local vote
Which charity should receive an extra £5,000? You decide!
01/09/2015: Nationwide contributes to lots of community groups around the UK, each month we choose charities from a different UK region nominated by you, our members. The charity with the most votes will receive £5,000.
September 2015 Vote - Supporting East Anglia
We currently fund three groups in the East Anglia, but who should receive the extra £5,000 this month? Cast your vote now below! Votes close at 9am on Thursday 1st October 2015.
About the three charities:
Age UK Norfolk
Age UK Norfolk is a countywide, independent charitable organisation with over 60 years of experience dedicated to promoting and improving the wellbeing of older people through a variety of services. One of its largest services is Dementia Support; providing dementia cafes and turning towns across Norfolk into Dementia-friendly communities, improving understanding through free training, so people with dementia can continue to use local facilities and don’t feel socially isolated. The Money Matters initiative supports volunteers who visit older people in their homes helping them manage their finances and Age UK Norfolk is proud to help make later life fulfilling and enjoyable.
St Elizabeth Hospice
St Elizabeth Hospice helps to improve life for people aged 14 upwards living with progressive illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and heart, lung and kidney disease. The charity provides vital care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families every year, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at a hospice. All of their care is centred on an individual’s needs and is provided free of charge. St Elizabeth Hospice offers specialist medical, physical, emotional, spiritual and practical support helping to ensure patients are able to live their lives to the fullest.
NARS - Norfolk's Emergency Medical Charity
NARS has provided a life-saving emergency service for 45 years and continues to do so. Members of the charity respond to calls voluntarily in their spare time, to provide enhanced care to victims of the most serious and life-threatening injuries and medical emergencies.The charities’ Critical Care paramedics and doctors have received advanced training and carry specialised drugs and equipment not available to ambulance crews. NARS members attend incidents in the charity’s response vehicle 'Medic 22' and also respond from home in their own cars. NARS receives no NHS funding and relies entirely upon public goodwill to continue operating.