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Charities invited to bid for cash and support
LOCAL charities are being offered a lifeline by Halton Housing Trust.
They are being invited to become the trust’s charity of the year.
The chosen charity will receive regular practical and financial support for 12 months if they can show how their work benefits the wider community.
Vikki Mack, who leads the trust’s charitable work, said: “Since forming in 2006, we’ve raised over £200,000 for local causes. To become our chosen charity is a fantastic opportunity.
“The successful organisation will benefit hugely from our fundraising efforts as well as the expertise and skills of trust employees.”
Halton Haven Hospice has received more than £160,000 through donations and projects as a chosen charity for the past five years.
As well as raising money, staff regularly volunteer at the hospice, offering practical help to a variety of projects.
More than 100 staff gave the hospice a massive makeover, installed a shower room and tidied the gardens.
Many employees also support the annual Santa Dash and Run the Bridge race.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens received £30,000 worth of support two years ago, including the refurbishment of the main gallery, café and reception, electrical and plumbing improvements.
Nick Atkin, trust chief executive, said: “We are keen to support local causes, even more so during these tough economic times and the fast approaching ‘welfare tsunami’.
Interested charities should contact Vikki Mack on 0151 510 5106 or e-mail email@example.com and explain why they should be selected, and outline projects the trust could support.
Closing date is March 1.