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Halifax Giving Extra Awards recognise local fundraisers

Halifax Giving Extra Awards recognise local fundraisers

Halifax’s 2015 Giving Extra have resulted in 66 local winners this year. Now in their third year, the  recognise people who make a difference in their community.

Halifax received thousands of nominations from across the country for this year’s awards, with nominations made online or in Halifax branches throughout October and November 2015.

Fundraising winners included Grace Leahy, who has raised thousands to fund a new set of wheelchairs for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Joan Naylor (pictured), a key member of Save Hemsby Coastline, which raises funds to protect the coastline from erosion, and Paul Strank, who has raised over £2 million for a various charities in South London.

The 66 local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will each receive £300 in Supercheque vouchers. The winners will now go forward to the next round of judging to find seven regional winners. These will be announced by the end of February and will each receive £5,000 to further aid their communities.

Russell Galley, group director, Halifax Community Bank, said:

“Halifax is committed to bringing communities closer together.  We believe we should give extra back to people like these winners who are pivotal to driving positive and lasting change.”

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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