Lancashire charities receive £1,000 donation
Seventeen Lancashire charities have received a donation of £1,000 each after insurance company Ecclesiastical after receiving votes from the public.
Regional winners include Friends of the Harris, Kingsbury School Charitable Fund, Burnley Boys & Girls Club, Judah’s Cloud, Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and St Catherine’s Hospice.
The company has made £1m available for charitable organisations across the UK. Fifty have already been selected to receive the donation, and later in the summer ten more will be chosen to receive £50,000.
Judges are seeking projects which advance education, skills, arts, culture and heritage, as well as citizenship or community development. They will be judged on impact and effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, and care and compassion.
Mark Hews, group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards and would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause. It’s clear that people care deeply about those in need in their region at what is an incredibly testing time for many, and from looking at the nomination data locally, community organisations seem to hold a particularly fond place in the hearts of residents.