Cowplain charity needs text vote help

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PEOPLE have been urged to get voting to help a charity win thousands of pounds from a bank fund.

Smile Support and Care provides disabled children and young adults with short breaks.

As part of the charity’s 18th anniversary appeal, volunteers plan to build a modern respite centre on land next to Rachel Madocks School in Cowplain.

Planning permission has already been granted but now they need to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to start the work.

The project has made the short list for a £5,000 grant from The Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund.

Each year worthy causes are short-listed to feature in a public poll to determine which two organisations in each area should receive funding.

Stuart Baldwin, from Smile Support and Care, said: ‘It is a considerable amount of money for a charity of our size and would represent a huge contribution, specifically towards our 18th anniversary appeal.’

Vote at lloydsbankinggroupcommunities.com or text VOTE to 61119.