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RESIDENTS are being asked to nominate charities in the area for a share of £100,000.

The Yorkshire Building Society branch, in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, is offering the cash from the society’s Charitable Foundation.

It launches Make a Difference Week on Monday, and is inviting residents to nominate charities.

All the charities that get suggested stand to get a £100 share of the cash if chosen.

Jon Udall is the manager of the branch.

He said: ‘Make A Difference Week is a chance for the people of our town to tell us exactly which charities mean the most to them and that they would like to see us support.

‘This is our opportunity to help some of the smaller good causes that can often be overlooked for donations.

‘We’ve made it as simple as possible for people to tell us about their favourite charity.

‘All they have to do is call into the branch and fill in a form and within a few weeks their charity could get a cheque for £100.’

Most of the cash comes from customers’ donated interest.