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Your vote can help Netherfield charity win share of £1 million

Netherfield Forum is in the running to win share of cash - but needs your help!

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A Netherfield charity that supports children in the town needs your help for the chance to win a share of £1 million.

Netherfield Forum is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK – but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes North Midlands is backing Netherfield Forum to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.

Tina Simpson, who runs Netherfield Forum, said: “We’re so proud to have been chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost.

“The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.

“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to the communities we support on a daily basis.”

The charity recently purchased the former GP surgery on Forester Street in the town and hope to transform the property into a modern youth hub to benefit the community.

St George's Centre Netherfield
(PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

“The top prize would help make improvements to new premises as the current youth centre has been sold. Having a warm and bright property to move in to would provide a haven for young people in the community who come from different backgrounds.”

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Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.

Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have so far been awarded.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting opened yesterday (October 11) and runs until midnight on November 19.

To support the Forum in their bid for £100,000, vote for them online via https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures

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