£10,000 Goalden Giveaway

October 16th, 2013

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KEI Kamara is inviting charities, community groups and schools to take part in the Boro-backed £10,000 Goalden Giveaway.

The £10,000 jackpot is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation that includes Middlesbrough FC and Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul among its patrons.

The money will be split between 10 charities, community groups and schools – but organisations must first apply to make the shortlist.

A selection panel comprising Boro striker Kamara, 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, will face the tough task of choosing the 10-strong shortlist.

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 organization receiving most votes will also win a visit from two Boro first team stars.

Kei Kamara said: “This is an exciting and innovative way to involve Boro fans and Teessiders generally to help distribute cash for great causes.

“We hope lots of registered charities, active community groups and schools in need of additional funds will apply to take part in the £10,000 Goalden Giveaway.”

To apply to take part, organisations should send an email, titled £10,000 Goalden Giveaway, to info@teessidecharity.org.uk, giving up to 300 words on why they deserve a share of the cash pot and how they would spend the money.

Those applying should include their name, title, organization, email and telephone number. Deadline for entries is Friday, November 15 2013. The online vote is expected to take place in mid-November.

Along with Boro and Bulkhaul, the Philanthropic Foundation’s generous corporate patrons include AV Dawson, Active Financial Services, Devereux Transport, SABIC, Evolution, Visualsoft, First Choice Labels, Endeavour Partnership, Onyx Group, Unasys, Cleveland Cable Company, Macks Solicitors, px Group, Glanbia Nutritionals, Cool Blue and Erimus Insurance Brokers. Individual patrons are Andy Preston, Nigel Williams, Ian Tracey, Mark Bolland, John McCullagh, Rob McLaughlin, Ali Miremadi, Steve Nichols, Barney Ord, Bill Scott, Simon Scotchbrook and the Sizer Family.

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