Help Inspire Suffolk win national vote to win £200,000!

Help Inspire Suffolk win national vote to win £200,000!

Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:04

Help Inspire Suffolk win national vote to win £200,000!

Inspire Suffolk have been shortlisted in a national competition to win £200,000 with Persimmon Homes. The local education and sports charity are calling on their supporters to get behind them in the national competition to win £200,000 and they need as many votes as possible.

Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme last May, with the aim of giving £615,000 to support amateur youth sport in England, Scotland and Wales.

Thirty finalists are now competing for the top prize with the winner to be announced at a gala dinner at York Racecourse on Thursday, March 22, and Inspire Suffolk are one of them! One individual or group will scoop £200,000, while two runners-up will win £50,000 each. Each of the remaining 27 finalists will win £5,000 each. You can vote for Inspire Suffolk here.

The local charity have been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes Anglia in the final and it is now up to the public to decide on the winner with online voting under way for six weeks until 16th March 2018. People can vote once per day running up to 16th March.

If the charity were to win, it would enable them to make vital improvements to their Ipswich venue – upgrading changing rooms and showers to make them accessible, installing a lift to the first floor, removing asbestos and installing energy efficient heating and lighting – to ensure the charity can continue to support the community.

Caro Thornton from Inspire Suffolk said:

"We are urging people to back us in this competition and take the time to vote, as such a large amount of money would be a real game-changer for everyone who benefits from Inspire Suffolk's services and premises. We really appreciate everyones support!

"Our dedicated coaches deliver multi-sports and disability sports sessions at our Ipswich venue which the money will benefit, where they aim to develop technical skills, confidence, self-esteem, and motivation.

You can download their poster encouraging people to vote to put in your office or shops or anywhere you can help, share the news on social media and get in touch with them on if you have any questions.

Vote for Inspire Suffolk here

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