Tees Valley Rural Actions’s chance to win £1,000 festive boost

Tees Valley Rural Action is calling on supporters to get behind its bid to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The specialist insurer will be giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 5 to 20 December.

It’s quick and easy to nominate Tees Valley Rural Action online. Nominations are open from 5 November to 19 December and you can vote for Tees Valley Rural Action at www.ecclesiastical.com/12days

Winners will be drawn at random and the more times Tees Valley Rural Action is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.

Tees Valley Rural Action’s volunteers are vital to our community transport services, this funding would ensure we could support more volunteers which in turn would help and support more vulnerable residents across Tees Valley to access hospital appointments and social activities that would otherwise be socially isolated and lonely. Both our community transport services are delivered by a team of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers, who are all fully trained and support by TVRA. #driveforwardteesvalley

Tees Valley Rural Action is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.

Rita Lawson, CEO of Tees Valley Rural Action, said: “Volunteers don’t get paid because their priceless and in our organisation our volunteers they are the key to our community transport services, ensuring we keep the community of the Tees Valley on the move. This funding would ensure our vulnerable residents who struggle to access hospital appointments and social events can gain the support and encouragement they need.”

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference. We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a cause close to their hearts this Christmas to be in for a chance to win a festive financial boost.”

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