Your vote can help West Lothian children's charity win share of £1 million

By Debbie Hall

A West Lothian charity that helps seriously ill children needs your help for the chance to win a share of £1 million.

The Team Jak Foundation is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK - but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes East Scotland is backing Team Jak Foundation to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.

Allison Barr CE of Team Jak Foundation, which supports children with cancer and other serious diseases and their families, said: “We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost.

“The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.

“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to our inspirational young people with cancer and related illnesses through emotional social and practical support from Jaks Den in Livingston and through outreach throughout Scotland providing fun activities in person and online.

She added: “Voting could not be simpler. it would mean the world to us if we could have your support.”

Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.

Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting opened on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.

To vote visit here

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