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Your favourite local charity could win £500

You may have noticed the words Proud to be Local displayed on our lorries, around our depot and in the local press. Our company ethos is rooted in our pride at being a local company.

The phrase also refers to our ongoing campaign to award local good causes £2,000 of funding over the course of the year. So far, 4TheYouth and Holbrook Animal Rescue have each received a cheque for £500 to support the superb work they do for local children and animals.

Now there’s a chance for another good cause to win £500 in our third round of the competition. So if you have a favourite local cause or group in mind, don’t miss the opportunity to nominate them now. Throughout August, you’ll be able to put forward their name in one of two ways.

To make a nomination, simply:

  • Email details of the cause and how the £500 would be used to
  • Or write to D.W. Nye Proud to be Local c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst RH14 9HP. Please ensure a contact name and telephone number is included

Nominations should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 26th August 2018. The winner will be decided by public vote in September.

We’re on the look-out for a charity or local group that works tirelessly to help others and deserves recognition for its endeavours. The initiative offers a chance to publicise the work they do and provide vital funds for essential equipment and resources.

The campaign’s first winner, 4TheYouth in Horsham, bought equipment for its Forest School which aims to encourage young people to get outdoors. The group now benefits from cooking utensils used by members of its new Saturday Club, The Woodland Project, for 8-12 year olds. Our second Proud to be Local winners, Holbrook Animal Rescue, used their funding to maintain the centre’s facilities and provide essential items such as food and medicine for the stray cats and dogs it cares for.

Each time we call for nominations we’re touched by the commitment and generosity of local people working for good causes, giving up their time and energy to support others.

If you’re a school hoping to launch a new project or a charity where every penny counts, we want to hear your story. Good luck to all - we look forward to receiving your entry.