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Keighley charities team up in grants contest appeal
9:30am Saturday 19th October 2013 in Keighley
Two disability charities working in Keighley have teamed up to increase their cash share in a grants competition.
Sovereign Health Care is sharing £140,000 between 14 good causes that support people across Bradford district.
Local people can vote online in the Good All Round Awards, choosing one small charity and one large charity to back.
Bradford Disability Sports & Leisure (BDSL) is in the large groups section and Haworth Riding for the Disabled is in the small groups section.
The two organisations, which already work together on projects, now want each of their supporters to vote for the other group as well. BDSL funding officer, Barry Thorne, said the organisations jointly sent athletes to the recent national Special Olympics, where between them they 132 achieved medals.
He added: “We already work together to offer as many opportunities as possible throughout our many sports.”
Sovereign plans to give money to all 14 organisations, but the proportion going to each group will depend on how many votes each receives.
The organisations also include Keighley-based housing advice and support agency Keyhouse, and Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale.
Visit goodallround.org to vote. Results will be announced during a ceremony on November 19.