Charities compete for cash boost

By Anita Jaynes on 18 December, 2013

Three Wiltshire-based charities have been nominated to share in a £500 cash boost this Christmas and the amount they receive will be  decided by a public poll. The money has been donated by local company The Hills Group and is being offered in place of the company sending Christmas cards to all its customers. The three charities are:

  • Doorway Project, a homeless drop-in centre based in Chippenham
  •  C.A.L.M., supporting children with cancer and leukaemia in Swindon and Marlborough
  •  Fairfield Farm College, a specialist college in Westbury offering day and residential courses for young people with learning difficulties

Mike Hill, chief executive,  said:  “We undertake charitable giving throughout the year and hope that this donation will enable the deserving causes to continue their excellent work.”  The charity which receives the most votes will get £300 and the remaining two will each receive £100. Votes can be cast by going to the Hills Group Facebook page :  HillsGroup.  The results will be announced in the first week in January 2014. To find out more about Hills visit:

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