For the fourth year running, the Benefact Group is giving away £1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with another 250 awards of £1,000 available now for donation.
Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme Limited, Band of Rescuers North Yorkshire and Willow Tree Primary School PTFA are some of the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support in the county. More than 3,000 kind-hearted residents have voted for charities across the county so far.
In total, more than 202,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 3,900 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 250 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated, following 250 previous winners being selected in June.
Lizzie Hughes, Willow Tree PTFA, said:
We were delighted to receive a £1,000 Movement for Good donation towards our Playground Appeal.
I have attached further information about our Appeal which outlines how we are raising money to fund the new playgrounds.
With the rising cost of living we are conscious of the limitations of our fundraising within the school community and therefore receiving donations like this from the Movement for Good initiative are really crucial to helping us reach our target.
Movement for Good is funded by EIO plc, part of the Benefact Group.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said:
We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good Awards. Benefact Group is the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the group grows, the more the group can give. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.