Good news for charities in firm’s £1m big giveaway - The Evesham Observer

Good news for charities in firm’s £1m big giveaway

Evesham Editorial 2nd Sep, 2021   0

A TRIO of county charities have received donations of £1,000 each as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group’s Movement for Good awards.

For the third year running, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is giving away £1million to charities.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 awards of £1,000 available for donation.

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries and Worcester Community Trust are the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support.

More than 2,000 kind-hearted residents voted for charities across the county. In total, more than 210,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 13,000 charitable causes receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated

Amazingly, a huge 89 per cent of those who nominated a charity said they’ve donated the same amount or more during the past year, showing just how kind-hearted Worcestershire residents are despite challenges posed by the pandemic.

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, said: “We have seen an overwhelming public response to our Movement for Good awards for a third year in a row and I would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause.

“It’s clear people care deeply about those in need in their region during what has been an incredibly testing time for many. 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.

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