Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £1,000 after being shortlisted as part of the ‘Proud to be Local’ initiative run by Kingsfold-based business NYEs Building Supplies.
The builders’ merchant has announced the three finalists to make it onto the shortlist and is calling out to the public to vote for its favourite. The group with the most votes will win.
The three causes that have been shortlisted are:
The HOPE Charity Project has been set up to help families in Sussex and surrounding areas struggling to support their children who are suffering from mental health issues. The charity offers compassion and comfort to the children, their parents and siblings through counselling, animal therapy, creative groups and parental support. The £1,000 would go towards running the services it offers.
Ten Little Toes supports those in financial difficulties to bring up and support their babies and young children by providing essential equipment and clothing. The charity runs four baby banks for drop off and collection at Cowfold, Crawley, Worthing and Broadbridge Heath. Run by a team of just four volunteers, it receives no funding. The £1,000 would be used to help support more families and create more storage space for donations.
Upon Butterfly Wings provides comfort and a small sense of ‘normality’ to bereaved parents who have suffered the loss of their baby. Since the charity was set up in October 2011, it has donated thousands of knitted, crocheted and sewn burial clothing, blankets, cribs and teddies to hospitals, mortuaries and bereavement services across the UK. The money will be used to help fund the costs associated with packaging and delivering these items.
Rex Nye, who is Managing Director of NYEs Building Supplies, said: “There are three ways for people to vote – Facebook, at our depot and via email. Everyone is welcome to vote using all three methods and it is a great way to maximise the chances of winning for each group. We wish our three finalists the very best of luck.”
Votes can be cast in three simple ways. Either by visiting NYEs Building Supplies depot in Kingsfold along the A24 and posting a token in the relevant voting box, clicking the chosen group on the poll that will be pinned to the top of NYEs Facebook page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and putting the name of the group being voted for in the subject line (only one email vote per address will be counted).
Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 15th March 2020.