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West Yorkshire charities scoop share of £120,000 festive financial boost

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Four charities based in West Yorkshire have received a £1,000 Christmas gift thanks to the Benefact Group.


The charities were nominated to win a share of £120,000 by members of the public as part of the Benefact Group’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.

The Friends of Farsley Rehoboth Burial Ground, a charity group working to restore a local burial ground, and Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust, which provides a space for the local community and fundraises to keep the civic hall in community hands (see notes for full list), are among the local charities set to benefit from the money following overwhelming public support in the area.

Over 6,400 West Yorkshire residents nominated a cause close to their hearts, with 4,800 charitable causes in the area receiving votes. The 120 winning charities across the UK were picked at random from those nominated.

Thanking supporters in West Yorkshire, Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said:

“Charitable giving is at the heart of our business at the Benefact Group. We are delighted to be giving back to deserving charitable causes once more with our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign, part of our Movement for Good Awards. In these challenging times, we know that £1,000 can make a real difference and we’re looking forward to seeing how this festive financial boost will changes lives for the better and bring a positive start to 2023.

“Out of some five million companies in the UK, we are the fourth largest corporate donor and have an ambition to be the largest. As a Group of financial service businesses, uniquely owned by a charity, all available profits go to good causes, and the more our loyal customers support us to grow, the more the Group can give. As a company, our purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society and, together, we can help many good causes to continue their support for those who need it most in these difficult times.”

A representative from The Friends of Farsley Rehoboth Burial Ground said:

“We would like to thank the Movement for Good for their  support and generosity in assisting us to reclaim a two hundred and fifty year old neglected burial ground. Many thanks.”

A representative from the Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust said:

“Thank you to the Benefact Group for their support from the 12 days of giving. The Civic Holmfirth is a community building run in our community, by our community and for our community and the support received will assist us through the cost of living crisis. Thank you.”

The full list of the 120 charity winners is available to view online at www.movementforgood.com/12days