Vote for causes to get cash boost

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Branches of a building society are asking readers to drop in and vote for a charity to receive a cash boost.

Branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society across the area each have £1,000 up for grabs as part of a new initiative to benefit local charities.

Staff at the branches on are kick-starting a campaign to help good causes by inviting people to call in and vote for their favourite of three charities to decide how the money should be split.

In Stamford, the charities in line for a cash boost are Anna’s Hope, Rutland Sailability and The Friends of Stamford Hospital.

And in Bourne, the charities are the Evergreen Care Trust, Three Counties Dog Rescue and Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool.

In Deepings, the charities for readers to choose from are Deepings Youth Centre, Age Concern Deepings and RAFA The Deepings Branch.

The Oundle branch has chosen Oundle Rural Mind, Little Ducklings Pre-school and Cransley Hospice.

The charitable campaign will launch today and runs for two weeks.

The number of votes received for each charity by Friday, June 20, will determine the amount of money each receives; the one with the most will receive £500, second place £300 and in third place, £200.

A spokesman for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society said: “We know how important our chosen three charities are to our local communities so we’re delighted to be making a donation to help them continue their important work – just how much they receive though will be up to our customers and members of the public.”

A total of £45,000 will be given away by the 45 N and P Building Society branches in the East Anglia Region.

To cast a vote in Stamford, the branch is in High Street and in Bourne, the branch is in North Street. The Market Deeping branch is in Market Place and the Oundle branch is in Market Place.