Nominate groups for cash boost

Community Chest grant
Community Chest grant

The Advertiser is giving residents of Eastwood and Kimberley the chance to nominate a local charity or group to receive a cash boost of £500 boost from housebuilding firm, Taylor Wimpey.

The Advertiser has teamed up with the company to offer worthy causes the chance to be rewarded for their hard work in our fantastic ’Community Chest’ campaign.

Whether it is a local charity which relies on donations to carry out its work in the community, or a group or organisation which makes a difference in your neighbourhood, we want to hear where the money would be best spent.

Mariana Knight, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, which is currently building new homes at its Briars Chase development near Ilkeston, said that the company was delighted to be teaming up with the Advertiser on the Community Chest project.

She added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for readers to nominate their favourite local cause to receive a very special thankyou in the form of the £500 Community Chest.

“We are delighted to be teaming up with the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser for this special initiative and hope people will take this opportunity to nominate their unsung heroes in their community.”

Readers have until Tuesday September 2 to put forward their nominations for the Community Chest. The Advertiser editorial team will then whittle down the nominations to produce a shortlist, before asking readers to vote on their favourite.

Groups and charities that make the shortlist will also have the benefit of publicity in the Advertiser, helping to raise their profiles across the area.

Martin Hutton, editor of the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser, said: “We know there are many organisations in our area that do great work in the community, and what better way to say thank you than putting them forward for this cash award.”

To nominate a good cause for the cash boost, e-mail with ‘Community Chest nomination’ in the subject line.

Include your name, telephone number, details of the organisation you are nominating and why you think they deserve the £500.