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Have your say on which charity wins an award of up to £5,000…

Added on: 10th May, 2018 by Dawn_14167

Have your say on which charity wins an award of up to £5,000…

Last Updated:
Thu, 10 May 2018

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Yorkshire based friendly society Sheffield Mutual has been looking after its members for over 125 years. Being a mutual, supporting charities and the local community are part of its heritage and the Society has donated thousands of pounds to local charities and community groups through various schemes, such as its Community Fund and staff’s chosen charity.

Last year Sheffield Mutual introduced a Charity Award concept, where it asked its members and the general public to nominate their favourite charities to win an award. After thousands of votes, Sheffield based charity Cavendish Cancer Care won by 300 votes, earning them a £5,000 donation from the scheme.

The 2018 Charity Award will make donations to the top 3 charities as voted for by you. This year’s nominations have now been shortlisted by staff and Committee members, the final 10 are as follows: Candlelighters, Cathedral Archer Project, DSWESTPENNINE, Epilepsy Action, Headway Sheffield, Leukaemia Care Sheffield, Rotherham Federation of Communities, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC), Second Thoughts and Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind. You can find out further information about each of these charities before you submit your vote by visiting

Voting will cease on 31st July 2018 and the winners of the Charity Award will be announced in August 2018.

1st Place: £5,000
2nd Place: £1,500
3rd Place: £1,000

Sheffield Mutual has also confirmed that there are still limited funds available in its 2018 Community Fund pot. So, if you know a Yorkshire based charity or community group that needs some funding, head over to the Society’s website ‘In the Community’ page to find out more and download an application form.

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For additional information please contact:

Dawn Gregory, Business Development Manager - 01226 741000
or via email -

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