Three more good causes have made it onto our shortlist of nominees, meaning they’re one step closer to receiving £500 of funding to support their valuable work.
The third round of our Proud to be Local campaign is well underway and now it’s your turn to make a difference to one local group or charity by voting for them.
Our call for nominations has resulted in hundreds of entries this year, for a diverse range of well-deserving causes from youth projects to animal shelters. And yet again, the sheer scale of voluntary and charitable work in our region makes us feel very proud to be located in this part of Sussex and Surrey.
Now it’s down to you to vote for the cause or community group you would like to see receive the money.
There are three simple ways to have your say:
Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 14th October and any votes received after this date won’t affect the outcome. The winning cause will be contacted shortly afterwards with the good news.
Our Proud to be Local shortlist is:
Jane’s Wish is a new charitable organisation inspired by Jane Manuel from Horsham following her brave battle with cancer. Established in her name, the purpose of the charity is to organise and fund days out and activities for children affected by cancer in Sussex. The organisation hopes to enrich thousands of young lives and bring a smile to those who need it most.
This local pre-school provides quality and inclusive childcare for children from the age of 2 until they begin school. It offers a place where children can explore, create and discover the world in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Phoenix Stroke Club supports stroke survivors by providing a range of stimulating activities that aim to restore confidence and improve communication and mobility following a stroke. The club meets four times a week in a safe environment, where stroke survivors can receive both physical and mental exercise while getting support from others in a similar situation.
As ever it’s hard to select between these worthy causes but don’t let that put you off. A few simple steps could result in a cheque for £500 making its way to one of these incredible charitable groups. Our two previous winners have both put the money towards vital equipment to sustain and enhance the work they do on a day to day basis.
The best of luck to all of our nominees and get voting before it’s too late!