The Nationwide Big Local vote
Which charity should receive an extra £5,000? You decide!
02/11/2015: 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.
November 2015 Vote - Supporting the North West
We currently fund three groups in the North West, but who should receive the extra £5,000 this month? Cast your vote now below! Votes close at 5pm on Monday 30th November 2015.
About the three charities:
Alder Hey Children's Hospital Charity
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is the busiest children’s hospital in the UK caring for over 275,000 young patients each year. Alder Hey is a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease and a National Centre for head and facial surgery, they are one of only four centres nationally to provide epilepsy surgery and one of two accredited major trauma units for children in the North West.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises funds to support the hospital’s pioneering work and aims to improve the quality of life for not only the young people they see each year, but through innovations and research into childhood diseases, the quality of life for children in hospitals across the world.
Warrington Youth Club
Established in 1952, Warrington Youth Club is the largest voluntary-sector Youth Club in Warrington. Their ethos is 'Inspiring Young People to Achieve'.
The club is open to young people aged 7-19 (up to 25 for disabled young people). The young people come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many have experienced severe disadvantage including reduced opportunities, disability and chaotic family backgrounds.
They interact with young people, offer them choices that they don’t currently have, show them alternatives and work with several other groups and agencies in Warrington to help improve young people's lives and their futures.
Heartbeat North West
Heartbeat is a Lancashire based charity whose purpose is to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease through the delivery of services aimed at existing heart patients and those at risk of developing heart disease.
Heartbeat delivers; clinical testing, rehabilitation, education, advice, support and training to children, young people and adults all across Lancashire.
Based in Preston, there is a bespoke heart centre and 7 satellite sites all offering a tailored approach to tackling heart disease, over 700 people are supported every single week.