Horsham charities make shortlist for funding vote

Published:  01 August, 2019

Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of NYEs Building Supplies campaign ‘Proud to be Local’.

The builders’ merchant, which is based in Kingsfold, has announced the latest finalists to make it onto the shortlist in this round and is calling out to the public to vote for its favourite. The group with the most votes will win.

The three causes that have been shortlisted this time are:

The Phoenix Stroke Club, Horsham

The Phoenix Stroke Club supports stroke survivors by providing a range of stimulating activities that aim to restore confidence and improve communication and mobility following a stroke. The club meets four times a week in a safe environment, where stroke survivors can receive both physical and mental exercise while getting support from others in a similar situation. The club would like to use the funds to enlarge its building to help accommodate more members.

Girlguiding Horsham Head Quarters Hall

Girlguiding has been a part of Horsham for well over 100 years. The Division was gifted a beautiful campsite over 60 years ago, which was part of a Horsham Stone quarry. Girlguiding volunteers have spent many years turning it into three separate campsites. Today these are used by Brownies, Guides and Rangers for camping activities as well as for Division and District events. Girlguiding Horsham would like to use the funds to make roof repairs to the Head Quarters Hall at the site.

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Compton Lane, Horsham

The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School caters for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, or complex needs. It currently has 100 pupils between the ages of two and 16 who attend and its head, Mrs Lesley Dyer, was recently named Head Teacher of the Year. The money will be used towards creating a sensory garden and interactive library for the children.

Rex Nye, who is Managing Director of NYEs Building Supplies, said: “There are three ways for people to vote - Facebook, at the depot and via email – so until the results are in, it’s always really hard to tell which group will be the overall winner. We wish our three latest finalists the very best of luck.”

Votes can be cast in three simple ways. Either by visiting NYEs Building Supplies depot in Kingsfold along the A24 and posting a token in the relevant voting box, clicking the chosen group on the poll that will be pinned to the top of NYEs Facebook page, or by emailing proudtobelocal@dwnye.co.uk and putting the name of the group being voted for in the subject line (only one email vote per address will be counted).

Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 1 September 2019.

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