Could Reclaim Life hit the Community Chest jackpot?
More nominations have come in following the launch of the Leighton Buzzard Observer’s Community Chest initiative.
We’ve teamed up with housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, which is currently building high-quality new homes at its Heath Meadows development in Leighton Buzzard, to offer local good causes the chance to receive £500 – and if you haven’t yet put in a nomination what are you waiting for!
We want you, our readers, to nominate worthy causes in the Observer circulation area which you feel are most deserving of this exceptional cash award.
It could be a local charity which relies heavily on donations to keep up its good work in the community or an organisation which makes a real difference to the place where you live – the choice is yours.
In the past week several nominations have come in for Reclaim Life.
Among them was Jill Hill, who said: “Reclaim Life give a lifeline to those suffering with emotional stress or mental illness, when they are desperate for help and have very few alternative options available to them. They are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteer Life Coaches and office helpers who have helped over 350 local people in the last three years. Any finance received would help towards office rent and overheads as well as helping towards their approximate cost of £50 per client.”
Fellow nominator, Julie, added: “This charity helped me overcome depression and changed my life. I now know that depression is a choice, and without them I would still be on medication and going nowhere.”
We are accepting nominations for the Community Chest until March 26. Our editorial team will then whittle down the nominations to produce a shortlist of the most deserving causes, before inviting readers to vote for their favourite – with the nominated group receiving £500!
Shortlisted nominations for the Community Chest will also receive the added bonus of publicity in the LBO to help raise their profile.
> To nominate a good cause for the Community Chest, email email@example.com, with ‘Community Chest nomination’ in the subject line, and include your name, telephone number, details of the organisation you are nominating, and why you think it should receive the £500. You can also send your nominations by post to Leighton Buzzard Observer, Community Chest, Media House, 39 Upper George Street, Luton, LU1 2RD.
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