Northampton Saints Foundation has won a £1,000 ‘Movement for Good’ award thanks to nominations from the public.
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical are giving £1million to charities this summer through their ‘Movement for Good’ awards, with Saints Foundation becoming one of 500 lucky winners.
This funding will help the Foundation to continue their delivery and support for young people who are at risk of being, or have already been, excluded from mainstream education – and comes at a time when fundraising income has significantly dropped due to the ongoing pandemic.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.
Sue Wright, Fundraising Manager at Saints Foundation, admitted the prize was a real boost for the charity.
“We want to thank all our supporters for nominating us for this award, and of course to Ecclesiastical for donating these much-needed funds to charities across the UK,” she said.
“We continue to face financial challenges due to the halt on most of our fundraising activity and events. Being here for the young people that need us, especially during this pandemic, is driving us forward – and this grant from Ecclesiastical’s ‘Movement for Good’ will allow us to continue to do that.”
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical, added: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards.
“Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers.
“As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”