Charity Competition Finalists 2015 Posted by: by Andrew Pocock Our fifth annual charity completion closed yesterday and it’s been our biggest year so far! Thank you! Without your entries we wouldn’t have had a record year. With a mixture of charities and organisations entering in a range of ways, picking the three finalists was exciting… and very hard! After much deliberation though, the three… Reads more » Our fifth annual charity completion closed yesterday and it’s been our biggest year so far! Thank you! Without your entries we wouldn’t have had a record year. With a mixture of charities and organisations entering in a range of ways, picking the three finalists was exciting… and very hard! After much deliberation though, the three finalists of the Marler Haley Annual Charity Competition 2015 are… Animal Rescue Cumbria Hope for Tomorrow Teens Unite Fighting Cancer Congratulations! Animal Rescue Cumbria Animal Rescue Cumbria entered the competition with a poem on our Facebook page. If they win, the charity would like to purchase, according to the last two stanzas of their poem, pop up banners, notice boards, and preferably ones that are rain proof and coloured to stand out in all weather! Animal Rescue Cumbria rescue and take in cats and dogs and where possible, find them suitable new homes. Re-homing them since 1972, the charity was formed after a group of ladies read an article in the local press stating that a large number of pets were “being put to sleep by the local RSPCA because suitable homes were not available”. This spurred them on to take animals in and keep them until permanent approved housing could be found. Hope for Tomorrow Hope for Tomorrow also entered via Facebook and let us know what winning the competition would mean to them and their patients. The charity launched the world’s first ever mobile chemotherapy unit in Gloucestershire in 2007 with the aim of reducing stress and strain on the patients. To date, the charity has launched nine of these units around the UK and each has the ability to treat between 18-20 patients every day five days a week. Winning this competition means that more patients would receive this supportive service as the charity could promote themselves even more which in turn would help them raise more funds to get more units up and running. Teens Unite Fighting Cancer Teens Unite Fighting Cancer entered via Twitter to let us know what winning the competition would mean to them. Co-founded by Karen Millen OBE and Debbie Pezzani in 2007, Teens Unite stemmed from “a passion for supporting those in need” as well as several years of “research in the teenage cancer field ascertaining what was lacking for this age bracket”. The charity helps young people build on their self esteem and self confidence as well as working to tackle feelings of isolation. Winning this competition would help the charity travel to different locations around the UK to further raise awareness of the affects cancer has on teens. Do you want to try raise money and awareness for charity? Why not look into setting up an exhibition stand to get in front of an audience.