Middlesbrough striker encourages charities and schools to bid for a share of a £10,000 giveaway (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Middlesbrough striker encourages charities and schools to bid for a share of a £10,000 giveaway
MIDDLESBROUGH striker Kei Kamara is inviting charities, community groups and schools to take a share in a £10,000 giveaway.
The money is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, which includes Middlesbrough FC and club chairman Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul business among its patrons.
The money will be split between ten charities, community groups and schools; but organisations must first apply to make the shortlist.
Kamara, whose heart-shaped hands goal celebrations bears a striking resemblance to the Foundation’s logo, will lead a selection panel to choose the ten-strong shortlist.
Also on the panel will be the club’s chief operating officer Mark Ellis, Philanthropic Foundation chairman Andy Preston, Nick Mack, MD of Foundation patrons Macks Solicitors, and Claire Watson, UK HR director for patrons SABIC.
Boro fans and supporters of the organisations will then have an opportunity to vote via the club’s official website at mfc.co.uk for the good cause they believe most deserves the money.
The £10,000 pot will be shared between the shortlist, with each good cause receiving the same share as the percentage of votes they receive.
The organisation receiving most votes will also win a visit from two Boro first team stars.
Kamara said: “This is an exciting and innovative way to involve Boro fans and Teessiders generally to help distribute cash for great causes.”
To apply to take part, organisations should send an email, titled £10,000 Goalden Giveaway, to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving up to 300 words on why they deserve a share of the cash pot and how they would spend the money. Deadline for entries is Friday, November 15 2013. For more details about the Philanthropic Foundation, visit teessidecharity.org.uk
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