North Yorkshire residents asked to nominate their favourite charity for a festive funding boost
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation.
Ten lucky winners will be announced each weekday from 7 to 22 December.
Hope Animal Shelter, Maxi’s Mates and Saint Catherine’s were the local beneficiaries in 2019, following overwhelming public support in the county.
Winners will be drawn at random – and while it’s not a popularity contest, the more times a charity is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
Ecclesiastical is encouraging everyone to use its social media channels to ask people to vote for their favourite cause to give them the best possible chance of winning.
Last year saw 140,000 people around the UK support the 12 days of giving Christmas campaign in total, with more than 7,100 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes.
A representative from Maxi’s Mates said: “It was so amazing to receive £1,000 during the 12 days of giving campaign.
“We were amazed and humbled by the support we receive from our local communities who voted for us.
“We used the money to go towards keeping all the dogs in our care warm and cosy in their kennels. We are extremely grateful for this much needed donation.”
Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business.
“Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.
“We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost.”
It’s quick and easy to nominate a charity online.
Nominations are open until Monday, December 21 and you can vote for your favourite charity at www.movementforgood.com/12days.