Headway Suffolk is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.
As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing three million pounds to 300 charities across the country, and Headway Suffolk is one of those selected.
Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000.
To help our cause please go to the MCF website mcf.org.uk/vote, select the Suffolk page and vote for Headway Suffolk. The voting period is from Monday, 12 June until Monday, 31 July.
Allistair Renton, Chairman at Headway Suffolk, said: “A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work helping those living with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions in Suffolk.
“The brain controls everything we do, and the physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of an injury or illness to the brain can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families.
“Headway helps local adults rebuild their lives, improve skills impaired as a result of their injury or condition, and live more independently.
“We do this through rehabilitation and therapy services at our hubs and supporting many individuals in their own home and in the community with a bespoke service to increase independence with daily living skills and helping to access leisure activities.
“I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for Headway Suffolk. Please remember that every single vote counts.”
The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families. It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.
Ian Yeldham, Provincial Grand Master from Suffolk Freemasons, said: “We are proud to be able to support many charities across Suffolk, but in this special 300th anniversary year we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most. I urge everyone to visit the website and vote.”
To vote for Headway Suffolk to win up to £25,000, visit mcf.org.uk/vote.