First nominations are in for the £500 cash jackpot!
The nominations have started to come in following last week’s 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.
The first group to be put forward is the Parkers Pioneer Explorer Scouts Unit.
Reader Sue James explained: “This unit only started in September, it is aimed at teenagers aged 14 to 18. My daughter is a member and has enjoyed a number of outdoor activities but with camping kit borrowed from other groups.
“They are planning to run the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme but need to purchase lightweight camping equipment which starts at about £120 for a single three-person tent.
“Scouting keeps young people off the streets, widens their horizons, opens their eyes to the wider world. My daughter was very fortunate to attend the World Scout Jamboree in 2011, she returned with a very different attitude to life.”
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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