The Nationwide Big Local vote
Which charity should receive an extra £5,000? You decide!
05/10/2015: 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.
October 2015 Vote - Supporting Yorkshire
We currently fund three groups in the Yorkshire, but who should receive the extra £5,000 this month? Cast your vote now below! Votes close at 9am on Monday 2nd November 2015.
About the three charities:
Barnsley Hospice support people living in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses through the provision of compassionate expert care to meet their clinical, social and emotional needs. They are a charity and fully rely on the generosity of others to continue with our valued work. It is only through this support that they can make a difference to the lives of local families coping with death, dying and bereavement, now and in the future. Running Barnsley Hospice costs £4.2m each year. Of this they need to raise £2.5m from fundraising, legacies, their nine retail outlets as well as charitable trusts.
Radio Aire Cash for Kids Charity
Cash for Kids is the official charity of Radio Aire. Each year they support thousands of children from birth to 18 years old who are sick, disabled, underprivileged or who simply need extra care and guidance. They do this by providing grants to individual children, other children’s charities, community groups, schools and health organisations. All of the money raised locally, stays local and helps children living in Leeds and West Yorkshire. Last year was the most successful year for Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids supporting over 60,400 sick, disabled and deprived local children. Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids is most well-known for Mission Christmas. In 2014 they delivered over £930,000 worth of gifts to over 18,000 local children who were at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas morning.
Charlie's Angels Centre
Charlie’s Angels Centre is a charity set up to make improvements to the provision of bereavement support following the death of a baby/child. Their aim is to raise funds to open a centre on a 24/7 basis. At present they offer:
A community support meeting running fortnightly giving face to face support
Counsellors to provide free and discounted sessions
Support via website, social media and telephone E-petition asking for improved bereavement services
The charity work in association with local NHS Bereavement Liaison Team to support and refer families on to them. They receive no funding and rely on the goodwill of our supporters, so your support could make all the difference.