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Barnsley in the race to get a green face

Added on: 17th March, 2017 by Leah_31927

Barnsley in the race to get a green face

Last Updated:
Fri, 17 March 2017

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Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids charity launched their brand new campaign 500 Faces this past week, searching for 500 people to raise just £100 each in 2017 to help raise £50,000 for sick and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire.

Fundraisers who have signed up so far include Sophie – Face 10 from Barnsley, John Musgrove and Louise Nightingale, who between them are organising a memory walk and taking part in a bike race around Ireland. Dozens of other campaigners have registered with a whole host of different ideas to each raise cash including bake sales and car washes.

The money raised from the 500 Faces campaign, which is sponsored by Gleeson Homes, will be distributed to families, community groups, organisations and local charities supporting causes including cancer, disabilities, autism, abuse, neglect and poverty.

Allan Ogle, charity manager for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, who is heading up the campaign, said: “The first 500 people to register have the chance to achieve something incredible this year by contributing towards £50,000 for Cash for Kids to support a number of causes desperate for our support. Community groups and local businesses can join in too.”

Bryan Simpson, Regional Director at Gleeson Homes, added: “We’re delighted to be involved in such a fantastic campaign that could potentially raise a huge amount for local children. We care deeply about the communities in which we work and love the idea of everyone coming together to collectively change lives for the better. Gleeson Homes has signed up for a FACE and can’t wait to get busy raising funds and having fun…”

To register for 500 Faces, visit where you can take sponsorship, make donations and set up an online profile which can be shared on social media. Your ‘Face’ appears on the map of the area where you live. The website will feature Tweets using the hashtag #hallam500faces and once the £100 target has been raised your Face turns green. The fundraisers that raise the most money throughout the year will feature on the leader board.

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