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Nominate charities to receive part of £1m donation

Ecclesiastical is asking for nominations for charities to share in a £1million windfall from its Movement for Good Awards.

Last year more than 200 charities were put forward by people in Gloucestershire to share in the specialist insurer's donation with 500 across the country receiving money.

And 500 more will receive £1,000 each during the first phase of the campaign with nominations open until Sunday, May 24.

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical is giving away another £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good awards.

In 2019 more than 4,600 kind-hearted Gloucestershire residents voted for over 200 charities across the region.

Last year saw an amazing 98,000 people around the UK support the Movement for Good awards in total, with over 7,000 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 500 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated.

The Willow Trust in Cirencester, Longfield Hospice Care in Minchinhampton and Youth@Heart, who offer support, awareness, and opportunity to teenagers, young adults and their families in the county born with complex Congenital Heart Disease, were among the beneficiaries in 2019.

A Youth@Heart spokesman said: "We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone that took the time to nominate us last year.

"This award allowed us to extend our youth worker services supporting young people living with congenital heart disease, gave us a morale boost and allowed us to spread awareness about the charity and CHD."

Nominations can be made at movementforgood.com with winners drawn at random so the more times a charity is nominated, the more chance it has of being selected.

Ecclesiastical chief executive Mark Hews said: "The coronavirus is having a major impact on charities and many are facing financial difficulties.

"Our Movement for Good awards will continue to help charities at a time when they need it most and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.

"We were thrilled to receive so many nominations from the public last year and this year we are encouraging even more people to nominate a good cause."

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