6 December 2022
Sheffield Mutual announces their 2022 Charity Award winners
The Sheffield Mutual Charity Award has been running since 2017. Every year the Society asks its members and the general public to nominate their favourite charities to receive an award for a donation amount of up to £5,000. The charities are shortlisted to a final ten by the Society’s charity panel before it goes to a public vote. The final ten charities this year were: Amy’s House, Ashgate Hospice, B:Friend, Cavendish Cancer Care, LimbBo Foundation, Lucy Air Ambulance, The Clothing Bank, The Snowdrop Project, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary and Shelter.
This year has been their most successful year to date, with the top number of votes seen in their history of hosting the award.
Jamie Bellamy, Chief Executive Officer said:
“We have had an incredible response from this year’s Charity Award. I would like to congratulate the three winning charities and thank the top ten for getting involved. A part of our culture at Sheffield Mutual is supporting charities and community groups, and we hope that the Charity Award will continue to make a positive impact within the community.”
The winners of the 2022 Charity Award are as follows:
1st place – The Clothing Bank - £5,000
2nd place – Thornberry Animal Sanctuary - £1,500
3rd place – LimbBo Foundation - £1,000
Sally Parkinson from The Clothing Bank said:
“We were shocked and amazed when we saw we came in 1st place. We are thankful for all the support from The Clothing Bank community for voting for us. With your fantastic donation we can do so much to help those in need.”
Ged Jenkins-Omar from Thornberry Animal Sanctuary said:
“Thornberry Animal Sanctuary are over the moon to receive this award. It's been a tough financial year and we have seen lots of animals coming into Thornberry with medical conditions that need urgent care. This is due to people not being able to afford their vet bills. This money will be going towards a new blood machine for our vet room. This means we will be able to help hundreds of animals every year and diagnose any problems they may have extremely quickly. It will also save the sanctuary a lot of money in having to send off bloods externally. So, thank you so much."
Jane Hewitt, LimbBo Foundation Trustee said:
“Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us in the Sheffield Mutual award. We were absolutely amazed to be awarded 3rd Place and £1,000. This will really help support our work. We never charge for any of our devices or events and rely on the kindness of people fundraising for us and awards like this one to enable us to do what we do.
One of our aims is to get children together. Many of them feel isolated and have never met another limb different child before attending one of our events. This money will support us in organising our Christmas get together.”
For further information about the Charity Award and other community/charity projects the Society is involved in, please visit their website https://www.sheffieldmutual.com/about-us/charity-and-sponsorship/