A TYNESIDE children’s charity has been chosen to win up to £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. Smile for Life in Gosforth was one of 7,000 entries of charities and community groups across the UK hoping for a share of the prize money. And now it has been announced that the charity, that helps disabled, disadvantaged and special needs children in the North East, will definitely win between £500 and £3,000. The amount awarded relies on votes, and the charity is urging people to get behind them to win the top prize.
“Please help us to help them by voting for us.”
Paula Gascoigne, Chief Executive of Smile For Life, said: “Winning £3,000 would make so much difference to so many people’s lives in the North East. “It would allow us to continue to provide much-needed equipment and experiences for disabled and disadvantaged young people. All of the money will have a direct impact on children and families in the North East and allow them to have easier and happier lives.”
Smile For Life receives application requests from local people to help with anything from specialist equipment, dream days or life changing experiences for disabled and disadvantaged youngsters in need. The charity aims to fulfil as many requests as possible and relies solely on grants, sponsors and fundraisers to do this.
Paula added: “Every child is so individual in their needs. We respond to what the individual request is and do not set boundaries.
To vote for free Tweet #COMMFUND JDY or go to www.communityfund.lloydsbank.com/communityfund to click and vote. Alternatively text VOTE JDY to 61119 at your standard network charge.
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