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Accent Nene gives £1000 to local charities

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Published by Heather Jacklin for Accent Group in Housing

Peterborough based housing association Accent Nene has awarded two deserving local charities £500 each in its annual community award scheme. 

Accent Nene makes the award each year to charities and projects which aim to improve the lives of its local residents and their communities.

The Accent Nene Residents’ Panel chooses the award winners. This year, faced with so many deserving entries to choose from, the panel found it impossible to pick just one. In the end, they decided to equally divide the award between The Welland Residents’ Association and the National Autistic Society.

Local Resident Engagement Officer, Natasha Chilcot, said “the quality of entries we received was so high that our panel simply couldn’t choose one overall winner.  By splitting the prize between two equally deserving groups, it means they can both have some extra funding this year.”

Miss Robson, Secretary of The Welland Residents Association, said “the funding will help provide fun fair rides for our summer fun day and our World War One Commemorative event on 26th July at the Charteris Centre in Welland, Peterborough.” 

Miss Robson also said: “on behalf of the association, I would like to thank Accent for the funding, it is very much appreciated”.

Dr Simon from The National Autistic Society Social Club in Cambridge said “the club has been meeting once a month but, thanks to the Accent Nene Community Award, we can now meet every fortnight. The members of the social club are very pleased that its existence has been secured for another year and extremely grateful to Accent for this”.

The Accent Nene Community Award is an annual scheme. Look out on our website (www.accentgroup.org) for your chance to apply later in the year.

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