We are very happy to be among the lucky finalists to receive a share in The Cambridge Building Society
's wonderful Cash for the Community award 2018. This year, 28 groups entered the competition, which was whittled down to the final 15 organisations after a vote by The Cambridge
staff and a public vote on social media.
The total amount shared added up to more than £12,000 and Stars
received a fantastic £400! This was determined by the number of tokens collected from the Cambridge News
and returned to a Cambridge Building Society
branch – so heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who took the time to submit tokens and vote for Stars
Anne Streather, pictured here being presented with a cheque by The Cambridge
’s Chief Executive Stephen Mitcham alongside Cambridge News
Editor David Bartlett, said: “Stars
is the only organisation in Cambridgeshire offering comprehensive bereavement counselling to children and young people. With no statutory funding and yet more bereaved children referred to us each year, it means that these funds are enormously important and greatly appreciated to ensure that we do not have to turn any child away.”
Stephen Mitcham commented: “We’ve been delighted with the response this year; 16 tokens were printed in the Cambridge News
over the course of three weeks and supporters collected nearly 6,200 tokens. We’ve had a huge variety of organisations from the local area enter and it’s been lovely to find out about the projects or equipment the money handed over will go towards. We really do hope it helps make a difference!”
David Bartlett at the Cambridge News
concluded: “It was wonderful to be involved again in this great project with The Cambridge
. Once again, a wide range of organisations have received funds – another indication of the excellent voluntary and charitable work going on in our community on a daily basis. I’d like to thank our readers for their support and The Cambridge
for their generosity”.
Pictures by Gordon Lyster.