Devon charities celebrate share of £1million fund

Monday 27th June 2022 3:30 am
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THREE charities based in Devon have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards.

For the fourth year running, the Benefact Group is giving away £1million to charities through its Movement for Good awards.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 250 awards of £1,000 available now for donation.

North Devon Hospice, SWCP (South West Coast Path) and Okehampton District Community Transport Group are the local charities set to benefit from the money, following overwhelming public support in the county.

More than 2,000 kind-hearted residents have voted for charities across the county so far.

In total, more than 104,000 people around the UK supported the Movement for Good awards, with over 7,250 charitable causes up and down the country receiving votes. The 250 winning charities were picked at random from those nominated, with a further 250 winners being selected in September.

It’s quick and easy to nominate, you can vote for your favourite charity online at: .

Data gathered from the nominations so far has revealed that 42 per cent of Devon residents still intend to donate to charitable causes despite the increase in the cost of living, showing just how generous they are. Additionally, residents are more likely to support a local charity rather than a national or international one.

A further 120 £1,000 grants will be given away in December and £500,000 will also be given in larger grants later this year.

For more information about the awards visit: .

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