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Somerset charity cash boost will see donations doubled

By WG_Yeovil  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

Justin Sargent

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Donations to a Somerset charity will be doubled from today.

The Somerset Community Foundation, which supports projects towns and villages across the county, will see any donations made through Localgiving.com matched.

With the support of Gift Aid the match funding will boost all donations by up to 120 per cent. 

In Yeovil, 30 physically-challenged older people are supported by local charity The Good Fellowship Club who organise regular social events, stimulating exercise classes and offer advice and support.

Charities and causes such as The Good Fellowship Club receive donations via the Somerset Community Foundation.

Justin Sargent, Chief Executive of The Somerset Community Foundation, says, "We are really excited about this campaign. It is such a great opportunity to fulfil the promise to a charity and it will be even more gratefully received, with further funding from the Government and Gift Aid, through the Local Giving website.

"Similar campaigns have proved a great success and I have no doubt we will exceed previous targets and make a huge difference to the local communities in Somerset. The 'Grow Your Tenner' campaign is the public's chance to make a difference and help a worthy cause."

The Somerset Community Foundation provides a straightforward way for local donors to make a lasting difference to their local community, making local giving easier and more effective. Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit: www.localgiving.com.

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