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A CHARITY which helps disabled children and young adults is hoping to win £5,000.

Smile Support and Care helps youngsters across Hampshire and will be opening a respite centre which will also give families short breaks in Waterlooville next year.

It has been short-listed for a national poll that could bring in some much-needed cash.

The charity is urging people to pledge their support by voting for it in the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund.

The fund provides financial support to organisations working with young people.

Stuart Baldwin, chief executive of the charity, said: ‘£5,000 is a considerable amount of money for a charity of our size and would represent a huge contribution.’

Mr Baldwin added: ‘We are urging as many people as possible to visit our dedicated polling page or send a text message to cast their vote before the closing date of September 9.’

Visit lloydsbankinggroupcommunities.com and search for the charity. Alternatively, text VOTE SO3 to 61119.