November 23, 2010
Advice Bureau bids for £50k lotto cash in ITV contest
Citizens Advice Bureau, which provides help to people in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge, is appealing for people to vote for it during
ITV's People's Millions competition today (Tuesday, November 23rd)
to help it secure £50,000 of lottery funding.
The CAB is a local charity that provides free advice, with 4,500
local people receiving help last year on a whole range of issues.
It has been short-listed to feature in The Peoples Millions
competition, a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund and ITV,
where the public decides which local community projects get up
to £50,000 of lotto cash.
"Winning this grant would mean that we would be able to
help a lot more people and also offer more places for volunteers
in the future," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"We desperately need to refurbish the bureau to make it
a much better place for people to visit and to provide more workstations
for the advisers to use. We will have the capacity to help up
to a thousand more people than at present within twelve months
of the refurbishment."
"Many people will have used the CAB or know family or friends
who have, but none of us knows what the future holds for us so
please vote for our project, which is called 'Refreshing The Face
of Advice', so that we can help a lot more people, a lot more
quickly in the future.
To vote for Sedgemoor CAB in the People's Millions, call 0871
62 68 132 between 9am and midnight today. More details are