The Edgware Broadwalk Centre’s Community Fund, supported by the Times Series - who wins £500? You decide

This Is Local London: The Broadwalk Centre launched the Community Fund campaign, supported by the Times Series, back in July The Broadwalk Centre launched the Community Fund campaign, supported by the Times Series, back in July

There are only four days left for you to decide who will be awarded The Broadwalk Centre’s £500 donation as part of the centre’s Community Fund.

The Broadwalk Centre launched the Community Fund campaign, supported by the Times Series, back in July this year, and has since donated more than £2,000 to local causes.

Every other month three charities, organisations or groups are selected as finalists but it is up to you to vote for who you would like to win the £500 donation.

To remind you, this month’s finalists are:

Sai School of Harrow
Sai School of Harrow is a free Saturday school which was set up 18 years ago by five housewives. They work tirelessly to break down barriers and forge partnership programmes to bring about positive changes and become an inspirational icon for Harrow. The school, which has recently relocated from Stanburn in Stanmore to Shaftesbury High School, is run by a dedicated team of 40 volunteers and delivers a multi-faith and citizenship educational programme to over 300 pupils.

The Sai Citizens programme, which was launched in 2004, encourages children and young adults from ethnic minority communities to feel a sense of pride in being British and supports charities to work in partnership with local organisations. The school retains its focus on educational activities, ensuring that a balanced educational programme which includes multi-faith teachings, human values and the citizenship programme is delivered.  In addition to this it hosts free performing arts and cultural activities sessions.

If Sai School wins the £500, they will host an event in partnership with Shaftesbury Special Needs High School where Sai School is currently located to enable their pupils to buddy up with Shaftesbury pupils and forge long-term friendships to bring about positive changes.

Youth Music Centre
Youth Music Centre is a local charity established in the Borough of Barnet in 1967 by a group of local musicians who wanted to give their children the opportunity to discover the excitement of making music and friendship.

From their small beginnings, they have flourished into one of London's longest running music centres and now welcome over 200 children and young adults who share their passion for music.

The Youth Music Centre operates every Saturday morning in Bigwood House, near Golders Green. The doors open from 8.30am until 1pm with a variety of music lessons from learning an instrument to playing in groups or orchestras.

The aim of the Youth Music Centre is to make music accessible to all children in North London, regardless of their parent's financial circumstances. It tries to develop new music skills and strive to be as accessible as possible.

Youth Music Centre would like to be considered for £500 Community Fund to help support its aim to provide music to all children from North London through their musical activities. The money would enable it to purchase new music equipment and assist those who may be unable to afford the music lessons.

The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill & Burnt Oak
The Good Neighbour Scheme is a small charity that provides assistance to the elderly residents of Mill Hill and Burnt Oak.

Twice a week it holds a lunch club where individuals come to socialise and receive a hot meal. Some are only able to attend because The Good Neighbour Scheme provides a minibus that picks them up from their home and takes them back.

Provision of this service costs around £50 a time for hire charge and fuel, but if the scheme were to win the £500 donation from The Broadwalk Centre it would be able to run this bus service for approximately one month.

Voting is easy, simply email thebroadwalk@pmwcom.co.uk with the name of the project you want to win in the subject box, visit our website www.times-series.co.uk or vote via a poll on The Broadwalk Centre’s Facebook page.  The closing date to register your vote is Sunday December 15.

The Broadwalk Centre and The Times Series will be giving away £500 through the Community Fund every other month until May 2014 so it’s not too late to send in a nomination. You can write to The Broadwalk Centre, c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HP or email thebroadwalk@pmwcom.co.uk

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