The Nationwide Big Local vote
Which charity should receive an extra £5,000? You Decide!
01/04/2015: 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.
April 2015 vote - Supporting the South East
We currently fund three groups in the South East, but who should receive the extra £5,000 this month? Cast your vote now below! Votes close on Thursday 30th April 2015 at 5pm.
About the three organisations:
The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service supports children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Berkshire and the surrounding Thames Valley. Their team of skilled children’s nurses and specialists provide: play activities, respite, symptom control and end-of-life care for patients in their own home. They currently support over 60 children and their families in the community working in partnership with local NHS hospitals. Parents become full time carers, which can be exhausting and extremely stressful. The hospice helps and supports families through difficult times, bringing a little more love and laughter into their lives.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) provide an exemplary helicopter emergency medical service to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, conveying patients efficiently and promptly to the most appropriate hospital for their needs. Flying 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the helicopter is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents, and these missions are often lifesaving. Funded solely by donations, HIOWAA receives no government funding for operational purposes, relying entirely on the generosity of the people.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI – Brighton station) is the charity that saves lives at sea. It provides an on call 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service plus a seasonal lifeguard service. It is independent from Government and continues to rely on voluntary contributions and legacies for income. They’re here to explain the risks, share safety knowledge, and rescue people whose lives are in danger. Working to make the water a safer place for everyone and preventing tragedies is a top priority.