Your vote could help people with MS in Rugby

Vote for MS Society to get grant.
Vote for MS Society to get grant.
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MS Society Rugby and District branch has been shortlisted to receive a grant of up to £3,000.

By encouraging people to vote, the group is in line to receive the help from Lloyds Bank to enable work in the community to continue.

The group is run by volunteers who work tirelessly to raise awareness of MS in the community, funds which help towards providing support, social activities, therapies, grants and for its members, their carers and families.

Maggie Hamblett, Chair of the Rugby & District branch said: “We plan to put any funds we receive towards organising events that are aimed at the younger generation of sufferers, and particularly those with young families.

“We feel this will help the children of sufferers to socialise and gain support from others in their situation in a happy and fun environment.

She said the money would really help the branch.

“The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to the Rugby & District Branch of the MS Society by enabling us to provide activities and support particularly geared towards young families, making a difference to the lives of the children of sufferers of MS in our area,” said Maggie.

“Please vote for MS Society (Rugby & District Branch) to benefit from the Community Fund award.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank until October 10.

The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and MS Society (Rugby & District Branch) and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: