The Bournemouth Echo is giving its wonderful readers an opportunity to nominate a favourite local charity to share in a massive £20,000 cash giveaway.

It could be that you volunteer or work for a charity, or you may just want to support your favourite local charity by nominating for it for a slice of the £20,000 cash we’re making available to support great local causes.

Making a nomination couldn’t be easier – simply log-on to and fill in your nomination form or you can write to us, confirming the name and address of the charity you’d like to nominate and why to: Readers’ Choice Cash For Charity Nominations, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, DT4 9XD by the closing date of Sunday, October 3 2021.

The £20,000 cash is being provided by the Bournemouth Echo’s parent company charitable arm; the Gannett Foundation. This year the Gannett Foundation will donate £125,000 to charities across the country.

The editor will review all nominations received and will select eight of the most deserving to participate in these awards.

Once the eight charities have been selected, details of each will be published in the Bournemouth Echo during November and readers will be encouraged to ‘vote’ for their favourite by collecting special tokens which will be published in our newspapers over the following four weeks.

The charities will receive a share of the £20,000 cash fund based on their share of the total number of tokens collected by its supporters – so if your favourite charity collects 50 per cent of all the tokens collected by all of the participating charities, then it will receive 50 per cent of the available cash fund (£10,000).

The more tokens your favourite charity collects, the bigger the share!

So what are you waiting for? Submit your nomination today!

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