7 December 2020
Sheffield Mutual Charity Award 2020 winners announced
Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society has announced the winners of the 2020 Charity Award.At the beginning of May, Sheffield Mutual asked its members and the general public to nominate their favourite charities to receive an award.
The charity team then shortlisted the nominated charities to the final ten.The final ten charities were as follows: Andy’s Man Club, Angels Small Paws Dog Rescue, ASSIST Sheffield, Baby Basics, Golddigger Trust, Paces Sheffield, Roundabout, Ruddi’s Retreat, Saffron and The Children’s Hospital Charity.
After a fantastic response from people casting their vote for their favourite charity, voting closed at the end of October 2020 and the winners are as follows:
1st place – Paces Sheffield - £5,000
Julie Booth, Head of Fundraising said:
“We are delighted to have won £5000 from Sheffield Mutual and we can’t thank them enough for this wonderful donation. We’d also like to thank each and every single person who voted for us to win!
This donation will be used towards our ‘New Home for Paces’ appeal as we are in the process of raising funds to build a brand new school and centre for our children and adults. This will mean that we no longer have to turn away families who need us and that we can support up to three times as many families as we currently do!”
Head of Fundraising, Julie Booth with the winning donation
2nd place – Angels Small Paws Dog Rescue - £1,500
Liz Greenwood, from Angels Small Paws said:
“This is fantastic news and really appreciated at this moment in time as we have been hit really hard with our fundraising activities. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”
3rd place – Baby Basics - £1,000
Sheffield Coordinator, Louise Hutchings said:
“We are so fortunate that Sheffield is a city that cares, and we enabled, through the kind support of the public, organisations, grant makers and awards to help meet this need to help support families facing hardship.
We are so grateful for your support to make sure that we can continue to support Sheffield’s most vulnerable families.”
The team at Baby Basics, Sheffield
Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Bellamy said:
“We have been overwhelmed by the response we have received for this year’s Charity Award. I would like to thank the ten charities and congratulate the winners who I’m sure will put their donations to good use. Supporting local charities and community groups forms a part of our culture and we hope that the Charity Award will continue to make a difference for many years to come.”