£10,000 Goalden Giveaway

March 3rd, 2014
Boro stars Mustapha Carayol and Lukas Jutkiewicz with Philanthropic Foundation patrons, Paul Davison of Erimus Insurance Brokers and Dave Henderson of px Group, visited Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club who topped the last £10,000 Goalden Giveaway poll.

Boro stars Mustapha Carayol and Lukas Jutkiewicz with Philanthropic Foundation patrons, Paul Davison of Erimus Insurance Brokers and Dave Henderson of px Group, visited Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club who topped the last £10,000 Goalden Giveaway poll.

TEN Teesside charities, community groups and schools have a chance to share a cash jackpot in the second £10,000 Goalden Giveaway.

The £10,000 fund 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 – with dozens of local good causes expected to apply to make the shortlist.

The initiative follows a similar Goalden Giveaway that attracted applications from almost 50 organisations across Teesside.

Foundation chairman and lifelong Boro fan Andy Preston will lead a selection panel that faces the tough task of choosing the 10-strong shortlist.

Also on the panel will be representatives of Middlesbrough FC and some of the Foundation’s other patrons that include many of Teesside’s leading companies.

Boro fans and supporters of the good causes will then have an opportunity to vote via the Foundation’s official website at www.teessidecharity.org.uk for the good cause they believe most deserves the money.

The charity receiving most votes will receive £2,500 together with a visit from two Boro first team stars.

The second-placed charity will receive £1,500 and those placed third to fifth £1,000. There’ll be £750 for the charities getting the sixth and seventh most votes and £500 for the remaining good causes.

The organization receiving most votes will also win a visit from two Boro first team stars, while cheques will be presented at an event at the Riverside Stadium.

Foundation chairman Andy said: “Thanks to Boro’s support, our first £10,000 Goalden Giveaway proved to be hugely popular – so we’ve decided to do it all again!

“It’s an exciting way to donate money to some of Teesside’s amazing community groups that need our help, get the public involved in our Foundation and raise the profile of our charity and the various community groups that take part.”

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 how they would spend the money. Those involved in the previous Goalden Giveaway poll cannot apply a second time.

Those applying should include their name, title, organization, email and telephone number. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 14 2014. The online vote is expected to take place in early April.

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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