Voting is over for the Lloyds community fund award, thank you to everyone who voted! East Coast Hospice won the highest award of £3000, with a staggering 49.9% of the votes cast by the community of Lowestoft and Gorleston. With the other 3 charities involved (DIAL, Access Community Trust, and Colville House Youth Club) winning smaller sums.
Each one of these charities had been nominated by a member of Lloyds Bank staff. ECH Community Fundraiser, Jeff Wood, said “It is wonderful to have such a clear indication of the support given to us by the local community and it is very humbling that people are putting their faith (and money) into East Coast Hospice to deliver this much needed facility. With every day, and every penny we receive we are one step closer to ‘Raising the Roof’ of Margaret Chadd House. Thank you!”
Jeff went on to say, “I would also like to thank Lloyds Bank, on behalf of East Coast Hospice, for running such a successful scheme. The larger companies tend to support National charities and smaller local charities can be overlooked. For this reason the Lloyds Community Fund is so important to us, not just for the incredible £3000 but also for the recognition and publicity that this scheme generates within our local community.”
The bank champions good causes in 350 local communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and supports 1400 local causes. Lloyds recognise that to be the best bank for its customers it must aim to be the best for its communities. Throughout September and into October 1.5m votes were cast across the UK.East Coast Hospice rewarded by the community in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund!