DORSET residents are being given the chance to help a local charity of their choice receive a £1,000 grant.

People are being encouraged to nominate their favourite charity as part of the Movement for Good awards organised by Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The awards will see a total of £1m given to charities this summer and more than 30 Dorset-based charities now stand a chance at receiving a £1,000 grant after 300 residents pledged their support.

According to data from Ecclesiastical Insurance, Dorset residents aged between 45 and 55-years-old are more likely to support a charity than any other age group.

Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “We have seen a fantastic response to our Movement for Good awards so far. With nominations still open we hope many more charities are put forward for a potential £1,000 award, which we know can make a huge difference to the work that charities do.

“So far the bulk of the nominations have been made in the South of England and by over 35s. We want to urge people in the North, and younger generations across the UK, to also get involved and nominate a cause close to their hearts.”

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