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Moray School Bank is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide, but they need your online votes to win.
Persimmon Homes is backing Moray School Bank to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.
Debi Weir representing Moray School Bank said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.
“The award would allow us to kick start our Life Coaching project with families.
“Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/, select Moray School Bank and vote for us, we would really appreciate everyone’s support.
“All supporters can vote every 24 hours, so keep please keep voting.”
Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation, which last year donated £620,000 to support children’s sport.
Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Foundation enlisted the help of medallists Kat Copeland and Callum Skinner to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.
One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.
As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Online voting opened on July 23 and will close at midnight on September 27.
To support Moray School Bank please visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures/
Moray School Bank describes its aims as: “Our aim as a group of volunteers is to offer new school uniform and warm winter clothing to children living in financial hardship across Moray.
“We hope to be able to improve the lives of children living in our local authority by helping to lighten the financial burden of families facing hardship. We are committed to helping children be equal and have the opportunity to reach their potential at school.
“Our ethos is to involve all the children across Moray in helping us to achieve our aim so that our local children can help their peers.
“We are able to do this by accepting donations of new school uniform and warm winter items, donations of ‘as new’ items, financial donations through our paypal page, and also by fundraising through our events and grant funding applications.
“We accept referrals from schools and agencies working with children, we then distribute the clothes to children in need across Moray.
“Our trustees are adults volunteering their time and our fundraising committee is a group of local children who come up with the ideas and put our fundraising events into place.”
For more information and to donate directly to Moray School Bank, please visit their website at https://www.morayschoolbank.org