Northumbria Blood Bikes are 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 Northumbria Blood Bikes 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. Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website mcf.org.uk/region/durham/, and vote for Northumbria Blood Bikes. The voting period has opened until Monday, 31 July.
Graham Moor, Fundraising Manager and Vice Chair at Northumbria Blood Bikes said:
“A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work. I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for Northumbria Blood Bikes. 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.
Right Worshipful Brother Eric Heaviside from Durham Freemasons said:
“We are proud to be able to support many charities across Durham, 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 Durham to win up to £25,000, visit mcf.org.uk/region/durham/