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Added on: 5th September, 2017 by Dawn_14167
Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society, a local mutual provider of savings and investment policies for adults and children, has announced the winner of their 2017 Charity Award.
Earlier this year the Society let the public nominate Yorkshire based charities. The nominations were then short listed to the final and put to the public vote.
The final 10 charities were: Be Child Cancer Aware, Cavendish Cancer Care, Foxhill Forum, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (South Yorkshire), Neuro Support Group (Rotherham), Rain Rescue, Sheffield Mencap & Gateway, Survivors of Depression in Transition, The Osbourne Trust and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Voting closed on 31st July 2017 and the winner of the £5,000 Charity Award is Cavendish Cancer Care.
Jonny Cole from Cavendish Cancer Care said:
"All at Cavendish Cancer Care were delighted to receive the news we had come out top in the public vote for the Sheffield Mutual Charity Award. At Cavendish we believe in putting the person back at the centre of their care and support. Our clients tell us this means so much to them and makes a massive difference to their feeling of wellbeing and ability to cope with their cancer journey. This is reflected in the level of support we have received in this vote, we saw so many people who care passionately about the charity sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter asking their friends and family to vote for us. We are overwhelmed by the final result but most importantly the donation means we can offer almost 200 extra hours of therapeutic care and support."
Sheffield Mutual would like thank the 10 charities who took part and the 3,000+ people who voted.